September 2, 2005
In a Pilot Project, 10 College Bookstores Begin Selling Digital Textbooks
Bookstores at 10 colleges across the country began selling access to digital textbooks in August in what promoters said was the first large-scale effort to make electronic textbooks available through campus bookstores.
The 10 bookstores, which will continue to sell hard-copy books, are taking part in a pilot program coordinated by five academic publishers and a wholesale distributor of textbooks. If it is successful, the two- to three-week pilot program will be gradually expanded to