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Classroom Kindle with Big Brother Control One-Ups iPad

Business Insider: Interesting post: Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom, on Gizmodo. I've been following ebooks and textbooks for more than 10 years now, expecting disruption. Textbooks are obsolete. It should have happened years ago. And there's a lot going on now, ...
Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator

- 1 week ago @ businesswire.com: SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com today announced KDP EDU, a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) designed to help educators and authors easily prepare, publish, and promote eTextbooks and other educational ...

Amazon’s New Kindle Textbook Creator Takes A Different Approach From iBooks Author

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com:  Amazon has a new tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing authors, via a new KDP EDU wing of the same aimed at educators and academic institutions. It’s called the Kindle Textbook Creator, and it lets authors prepare electronic textbooks for students, for publication across Fire tablets, Android devices, iPhones and iPads, Mac and PCs. It’s kind of like iBooks Author for Apple and… Read More

Amazon's Kindle Textbook Creator turns PDFs into eBooks

- 1 week ago @ nydailynews.com: Students will be able to take some weight off their shoulders and probably save some money with Amazon's new textbook creator. Amazon announced Thursday that it will launch its new Kindle Textbook Creator service, which will allow educators to turn ...

Amazon releases Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac, a cross-platform iBooks

- 1 week ago @ 9to5mac.com: Apple first released its iBooks Author Mac app for creating interactive textbooks for the iBooks Store back in 2012, and now Amazon is delivering its own textbook composing Mac app for publishing to the Kindle Store. Kindle Textbook Creator, announced ...

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Homeless man who read same book dozens of times given Kindle by kind

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