Latest in Amazon

Image credit:

Princeton to start publishing Kindle-edition textbooks

Nilay Patel
06.28.08
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Amazon's Kindle ebook reader has been doing pretty well as a consumer device, but we've always thought it had amazing potential as a textbook reader -- especially coupled iTunes-style with Amazon's online distribution system. Apparently Princeton University (Jeff Bezos's alma mater) agrees with us, because it's just announced plans to publish Kindle version of its textbooks this fall, joining Yale, Oxford, and Berkeley in supporting the device. It's not clear how many books are due to be published on the device or how content like photographs and full-color diagrams will be handled (what's a bio book without red mitochondria? They're the "powerhouse" of the cell!), but we're certain students will gladly make the tradeoff to reduce their backpack loads just a little bit.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Sony's self-driving 'Sociable Cart' delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside

Sony's self-driving 'Sociable Cart' delivers mixed-reality inside, ads outside

View
Ford teams up with charging companies to form the FordPass Network

Ford teams up with charging companies to form the FordPass Network

View
Olympus' OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera is small and shoots fast

Olympus' OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera is small and shoots fast

View
Apple confirms 50 percent of iPhones have upgraded to iOS 13

Apple confirms 50 percent of iPhones have upgraded to iOS 13

View
Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10

Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr