Friday, July 26, 2013

Google will sell and rent digital textbooks starting in August



textbooks on google play

In time for the back-to-school season, Google will start selling and renting digital textbooks through the Play store in August, the company announced at a breakfast in San Francisco this morning.

The main point of the breakfast was two bigger announcements: The Chromecast, a $35 dongle that lets you stream internet video to your TV, and a new Nexus 7 tablet. Nonetheless, getting into the textbook market helps Google compete against Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple, all of whom have already entered the digital textbook space. In general, Google has struggled to gain ebook market share against those companies.


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