Northwest Missouri State U., which rents books to students, experiments with electronic formats, with ambitions to go digital as publishers do.
For years, some have predicted a shift -- and then not seen it take place. But changes in technology, ventures by publishers and worries over textbook prices might make this the time.
As Amazon unveils new version of its Kindle reader and underscores implications for electronic textbooks, perceptions vary on whether step is transformative.
As if the textbook industry didn't have an image problem already...
A growing number of companies are renting textbooks to college students, saying they're an alternative to sky-high price tags.
News abounds about bookstores and other providers (on ground and virtual): reunification at Barnes & Noble, infusion for Academos, expansion for free textbook initiative.
Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials.
A new Florida program supplies free digital textbooks to students, but faculty don't want a free option mandated as the only option.
Major bookstore chains announce plans to launch or expand rental programs, suggesting a market shift.
Will Apple's new electronic device galvanize the market for e-textbooks and transform higher education?
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