Where is the Netflix for College Textbooks? — from medium.com by Dean Florez
A $14 Billion Dollar Textbook Industry Unscathed by Tech


Why not look at an ed-tech solution modeled and offered in trade books by Oyster, Scribd, and Entitle’s eBook subscription platforms which provide access to 100,000 books for as long as you keep a subscription, much like Netflix or Hulu. It seems that as long as you are a student at a university you should have similar access to an educational platform that let’s you access all the textbooks you need and refer back to them as you proceed through your education.

Or as an alternative path, textbooks could be offered to students, much like Entitle where you pay a subscription fee and can download a set amount of books a month, but also get to keep them after you cancel your subscription.



Also, see these other postings at the Carpe Diem blog


“Student’s need a Book-of-the-Semester Club.”


Addendum on 2/22/14: