Now the search gaint becomes apart of the e-textbook revolution, new Google Play feature for purchasing and renting digital textbooks.
Students can visit the section of the mobile store to find a long list of publishing partners and a comprehensive selection of higher-education titles, from science to math to history to English.
Scott Dougall, director of product management at Google, wrote in a blog entry that,"With digital textbooks, there's no need to worry about which ones you have with you and which ones you left in your dorm room,". "Because your library is stored in the cloud, you have instant access to the titles you need â€” when you need them â€” on your Android tablet, phone, iOS device, and on the Web."
Now, your textbooks weigh only as much as the device you're reading them on, and are as portable as your smartphone or tablet.
by renting books through Google Play, students can hang on to the text for only a semester or two, then return it at the end of six months, saving up to 80 percent compared to physical books, and eliminating the frustration of trying to sell textbooks back to the campus store.