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Akademos-TextbookX Trends Report Indicates Students are Increasingly Buying eBooks, But Trend Has Yet to Reach Critical Numbers

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Virtual Bookstore Services Provider Akademos Releases Summary of Student Textbook Sales and College Bookstore Revenue Trends

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CourseSmart Launches CourseSmart Subscription Pack

Internet2 and EDUCAUSE Partner with CourseSmart to Test Industry's First Flat Business Model, Providing eTextbooks and eResources in a Single Place, For a Single Price

Free Textbooks for California

If funded, open-source digital textbooks coming to public higher ed

In a step toward improving college access and affordability, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that will provide students with free access to digital textbooks.

Bills 1052 and 1053, passed in late September, call for creating free, open source digital textbooks for 50 of the most widely taken introductory courses among the University of California, The California State University, and California Community Colleges systems, and creating a state digital open source library to house the texts.

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Western Michigan University Bookstore Struggles To Compete With Online Companies; Considers Outsourcing Management

Western Michigan University’s bookstore is struggling to compete with major companies that sell textbooks cheap online and is considering outsourcing management to cut costs.

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Education Secretary Calls For End Of Printed Textbooks

Worried your children spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.

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Free Textbooks for California

Brown passes legislation to create free open-source digital textbooks for the state’s three higher ed systems

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Free Textbooks for California

Brown signs legislation to create free open-source digital textbooks for the state’s three higher ed systems

In a step toward improving college access and affordability, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills that will provide students with free access to digital textbooks.

Bills 1052 and 1053, passed last week, call for creating free, open source digital textbooks for 50 of the most widely taken introductory courses among the University of California, and California Community College systems, and creating a state digital open source library to house the texts.

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Brown OKs Bill Providing Free Digital Textbooks

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed legislation to give students access to free online textbooks for common undergraduate courses at California's public colleges and universities.

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CourseSmart Partners with Instructure

Students and Faculty to Access Digital Course Materials Seamlessly within Canvas LMS

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The New Competition

You won’t find an college store named Rafter, Akadémos, or Neebo, but these companies have been reshaping the landscape of textbook buying, renting, and more.

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