iBooks and Textbooks

Apple released a new version of iBooks today and, as Dan Nosowitz at Popular Science notes, it’s designed to replace the textbook with the iPad: “The new version of iBooks frees the app from its prior restrictions–now it can boast video, audio, interactive multitouch controls, and all kinds of new annotations. That’s key to Apple’s idea of the future of textbooks.”

Just three publishers control 90% of the K-12 textbook market in the U.S., and they’ve each signed agreements with Apple.

Link to PopSci article.

How to make a textbook cover out of a brown paper bag.

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