Today, Barnes & Noble announced its next move, launching NookStudy, a software solution that gives students access to eTextbooks and other digital content and organizational tools for learning. The company also launched a textbook rental service. Barnes & Noble claims it is now the first and only major online retailer giving college students textbooks in new, used, rental, and digital formats.
NOOKstudy, announced July 12, is Barnes & Noble’s (BN) bold new effort to gain a foothold in the nascent etextbook market. The product was pre-released to a small group of college campuses this summer. BN expects the general release of the product for free, open use in August-to coincide with the beginning of the new school year. The software application promises to enable students “to manage all their digital content-etextbooks, class materials, and notes-on the computing device they rely on most, their PC or Mac.”
—– In an effort to track the eTextbook marketplace the Gilfus education Group will be providing continuous updates –—— Barnes & Noble announces NOOKstudy eTextbook college program Regular readers know that the Barnes & Noble Nook is my preferred ebook reader device for a number of reasons I have written about in various articles. One …