digital textbooks

Ingram Buys CourseSmart, As Two Largest eTextbook Players Unite, Point The Way To A Post-Textbook Future

Over the past few years, change has come to the textbook market in a big way. Chegg, one of the first companies to bring textbook purchasing and rentals online and reach a sizable audience, has begun

With $9M From Bessemer, Open Textbook Pioneer Flat World Looks For New Life In Personalized Learning

When Flat World Knowledge first emerged back in 2007, the company was on a mission to overturn the textbook industry, and the staid world of educational publishing along with it. One of the pioneers i

Google Play Adds Digital Textbooks For Rent And Purchase

Google today <a target="_blank" href="">announced</a> that its Play store now <a target="_blank" href="https://p

Inking New Deals With Pearson And Elsevier, Inkling Nets $16M From Sequoia & More To Digitize The World’s Textbooks

With the word beginning to quietly leak out last week (<a target="_blank" href="">thanks to its regulatory

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

Since first emerging early last year, Boston-based startup <a target="_blank" href="">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to give students a free alternative to the financial

Open Ed’s Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning con

Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Content

Since its launch in 2009, <a target="_blank" href="">Inkling</a> has been on a mission to reinvent publishing for the mobile, digital era by building engaging, interactive lear

SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save

<a target="_blank" href="">SimpleTuition</a>, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on educatio

Kayak For Textbooks: How BIGWORDS Raised $80M, Went Bankrupt, Then Got Profitable Again

In 1998, seeing an underserved niche in the textbook market, Jeff Sherwood and his three co-founders launched BIGWORDS. By the beginning of 2000, they had grown from a team of four to a team of 250, h

Amid Lawsuits From Publishers, Boundless Launches A Free, Open Alternative To Textbooks

Since it first appeared earlier this year, Boston-based educational startup <a target="_blank" href="">Boundless</a> has been on a mission to ensure that college students have

Publishers Sue As Boundless Learning Grabs $8M For An Open Alternative To Textbooks

It seems it's a big news day for eBooks and eTextbooks. Google is winding down its <a href="">eBook serv

Kno Brings 100,000 Textbooks To Facebook, Adds QuizMe And Journal To iPad

"We are not trying to redefine the textbook," <a href="">Kno</a> CEO Osman Rashid tells me, "we are trying to redefine how you learn." Today, Kno is taking a big steps towards mak

South Korea Promises Paperless Schools By 2015

<img src="" />The death of print has long been on the minds of journalists, writers, bloggers, etc. For those of u