Ingram is innovating more and more in the digital textbook arena. While there are many conflicting studies on whether students actually like digital textbooks or not, the ball is rolling and I expect that they will have no choice in years to come.
Ingram has added sixty new publishers and 35,000 new digital textbooks and online course tools to its VitalSource Bookshelf platform. The new publishers include university presses and publishers such as Cengage Learning, Elsevier, Wiley, and McGraw-Hill. Currently VitalSource has 2.7 million users in 6,000 universities around the world.
Paul Biba is a retired corporate international lawyer who has worked in 53 countries. Since he is a very fast reader he came to ebooks out of self-defense in order to avoid carrying a suitcase of books on his travels around the world. An early ebook adopter, he has read on Palms, Pocket PCs and practically every device that has been out there. After being a frequent contributor to TeleRead.com, the oldest ebook/epublishing blog on the net, Paul became TeleRead’s Editor-in-Chief, a position he recently resigned. Send Paul an email to firstname.lastname@example.org