Amazon Tries Taking the Kindle To School, Again, With Textbook Rentals

Amazon, which dominates the ebook market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market. Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting "tens of thousands" of titles for the upcoming school year. Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

[ AllThingsD | 2011-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Russell Grandinetti: Kindle champ takes on the books trade | Observer profile

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Amazon offers US students textbook rental

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