Friday, January 04, 2008

CafeScribe: e-Textbooks are working

Interesting article from Inside Higher Ed on the recent success of CafeScribe and CourseSmart. From the article:

Like iTunes, the model features a type of digital rights management that allows users to download individually purchased e-textbooks to three separate computers or laptops. But like Apple’s digital music service, the success of ventures like CafĂ©Scribe depend on the availability of content. Johnson estimated that the company would have some 15 publishers on board in the first quarter of 2008, including more content from Oxford. Still, he conceded, he receives hundreds of requests for titles each day. “Content is our biggest obstacle right now,” he said.

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