Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Exciting new milestones the world of e-books and p-books include online giant Amazon.com’s recent announcement of plans to allow students to rent textbooks through its Kindle service. According to the company, renters can save up to 80 percent compared to the cost of purchasing a physical book. Users can choose the exact length of a rental, from 30 days to a full year. Rentals can subsequently be extended by the day, if needed, or else converted into a purchase.
Additionally, my June-2011 column for PrintAction details the new e-book and p-book solution launched by Montreal-based giant Transcontinental Printing in partnership with
De Marque, a developer of international platforms for digital content, based in Quebec City.