- Google launched its digital textbook offerings for Play on Friday.
- Users can now buy or rent textbooks from publishers including Pearson, Wiley, Macmillan Higher Education, Random House, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning, though the textbooks are mostly just static copies with no additional gimmicks.
- The books will reportedly rent for six months at around 80% of the original purchase price
From the article:
... The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that Google had announced this feature during its Nexus 7 and Chromecast launch event a few weeks ago, but at the time, it didn’t specify an exact launch date.
There are no real surprises here. Just like with any other book you buy on Google Play, your purchase will be stored in the cloud and you can read your books on an Android tablet, phone, iOS device and on the web. ...