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Submission + - Apple Nets 350K Textbook Downloads in 3 Days (ibtimes.com)

redletterdave writes: "On Jan. 19, Apple introduced iBooks 2, its digital solution to the physical textbook. In the first three days of release, users have downloaded more than 350,000 e-textbooks from the new platform, and more than 90,000 users have downloaded the authoring tool to make those e-textbooks, called iBooks Author. It makes sense that Apple's iBooks 2 platform is taking off in such a short period of time; there is very little merit to the physical textbook, and the education industry has been waiting for a viable solution like this for some time. Physical textbooks lack portability, durability, accessibility, consistent quality, interactivity, searchability, and they're not environmentally friendly. It's incredible that nobody had attempted to digitize textbooks before; they're inefficient in almost every way."
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