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Textbooks

This morning the news is full of ideas about textbooks. Textbooks can now be downloaded to your iphone and in the chronicle this morning: The textbook publisher Cengage Learning will begin renting college textbooks to students in December for 40 to 70 percent of what buying the volumes would cost. "Students who choose the rental option will have immediate access to the first chapter of the book in e-book format and will also have a choice of shipping options," the company said. "Once the rental term is complete, students can either choose to print a return label from CengageBrain.com and ship the textbook back, or purchase the title."