Dreaming Up Textbooks on an Apple Tablet
With Apple’s (AAPL) much-hyped tablet computer just months away, publishers are already beginning to have visions of how the device will change their business.
The market is already filled with dedicated reading devices like Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle, most of which feature black-and-white e-ink screens. But Coursesmart, a digital-publishing joint venture of five major textbook publishers, says many of those devices require too many concessions–like no color graphics, no consistent page numbers and no way to scribble notes–for students to adopt them widely in place of regular textbooks.
However, Coursesmart Executive Vice President Frank Lyman has a very different take on the potential of tablet computers for reading.