Latest news from Google says students will be able to buy or rent textbooks from its Google Play Store. The new facility will be available starting August , just in time for the school year.
Users will be able to access books from the Google PlayStore via the web, Android and iOS devices, Google said at an event in San Francisco. The search giant said it will offer a “comprehensive selection of titles” from five major publishing houses-Pearson, Wiley, Macmillan Higher Education, Mc-grew hill and Engage Learning.
Using the new technology, textbooks can either be purchased or rented for about six months, although Google did not disclose any exact pricing information.
Google has clarified that it will offer a selection of textbooks from publishers in the store that will cover variety of subjects like law, math and accounting. Going by what Ellie Powers, product manager at Google Play says, users will be able to buy or rent all textbooks needed by just paying an amount that equals the cost of a new Nexus 7!
These days, the increasing popularity of Android handsets has been helping Google to market their new service well .The new channel for digital textbooks is expected to push the popularity of eBooks among students further.