McGraw-Hill first to sign on
Although the Kindle DX, which was supposed to be a digital replacement for school textbooks, was a pretty big flop, startup company Inkling is bringing the same concept to the iPad.
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Former Apple employee Matt MacInnis started the company and hopes to do for iPad what Amazon was unable to do for Kindle.
In a survey among college Kindle DX users, it was discovered that students actually like having a physical book to use and, perhaps, abuse. They like being able to thumb through chapters, highlight lines of text, and follow along with professors during class.
MacInnis is taking a different approach, though. Inkling will not just simply take existing textbooks and copy/paste them into a digital reading format. Instead, textbooks on the iPad will be specially crafted for the device and have interactive elements to them.
Inkling has already struck a deal with McGraw-Hill, the country's largest publisher of textbooks, to bring content in the form of what is kind of a digital encyclopedia. Users will be able to buy chapters for around $3 - $4, or entire volumes for $70 - $85. So far McGraw-Hill has confirmed four titles to be brought to the iPad through Inkling.
The app itself will be free of charge.
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Via the Wall Street Journal