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Can Textbooks be Replaced By E-Books?

(technobuffalo.com): While e-books may have started off as just for casual reading on vacation, more and more titles are becoming available in digital form -including several textbooks. This school year, Amazon is even offering textbook rentals, where students can opt to "borrow" a digital copy of a book for a specified period of time rather than shell out the dollars for the full version of the book for class.
   
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Will There Be eBooks in the Afterlife?

(americaneditor.wordpress.com): Every once in a while we need to exercise our minds and imagine what our future will be like. We all know that at some point we need to say goodbye to our current existence and move on.
   
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Did Apple Conspire with Book Publishers?

(businessweek.com): While everyone is consumed with deciphering how the bid by Google (GOOG) to acquire Motorola Mobility Motorola Mobility (MMI) will affect the dominance of Apple (AAPL) in the smartphone market, Apple has other fights on its hands. A class-action lawsuit contends that Apple illegally maintained high prices for e-books when it agreed to the publishers' "agency model." Ironic, for sure-but illegal?
   
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Innovative, EBSCO Agree to Cross-Pollination of Discovery Search Results

(libraryjournal.com): EBSCO Publishing recently announced a new partnership with library automation company Innovative Interfaces (III) to provide the option of accessing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) search results via III's Encore Discovery platform. Though the functionality will only be available for libraries that already use both services, it's an intriguing move to effectively consolidate results from the competitive discovery products-and could lead to more such partnerships among discovery companies down the line.
   
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Rise of e-books will benefit one group: readers

(bellinghamherald.com): Last month's news that the giant Borders bookstore chain had collapsed, taking 400 stores and 11,000 employees with it, leaving behind only a couple of hundred millions of dollars in IOUs to publishers, was for many the seventh sign of an impending apocalypse: for bookstores, for the art of reading, for the very concept of literacy.But rather than the first steps of a funeral cortege, the death of Borders is really just the first little dip on a wildly careening roller coaster ride for the people who write, publish, buy and sell books.
   
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