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Apple Downloads 350,000 Textbooks in Three Days

June 30, 2012

Looks like Apple with the iPad is getting into the digital textbook business in a big fashion. A move that really must be drawing interest at Amazon.com, that has bold plans of its own rotating around Kindle and textbooks.  Apple’s push into textbooks for the iPad got off to a great start with an approximate 350,000 downloads in the 1st 3 days they were available. That’s the number that  Worldwide   Instruments  Research gives, primarily based on an exclusive tracking tool it makes use of. It revealed there were also ninety thousand downloads of the iBooks writer tool that can be utilised to form textbooks.  Apple’s textbook service got off to a rocky start during the weekend, with some technical bugs that Apple explains it corrected.  Apple last week stated that it was partnering with Pearson, McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in a push to get digital textbooks for the iPad into faculties.

New software from Apple called iBooks writer enables writers to release content in a digital format, like something Amazon does with direct publishing tools it offers.  Apple and Amazon both are eyeing paths to land more cash from textbooks.

Amazon took another step last summer to fasten up more Kindle sales from students.  The electronic book giant and maker of the favored e-reader launched a service called Kindle Textbook Rental that permits scholars to rent textbooks from the Kindle Store.

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