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Google launches its service for the sale and lease of electronic textbooks
The service allows students to save up to 80% of the costs compared to the rates of printed books
Google announced today the launch of the service for sale or lease of digital textbooks for school and university students in the United States, within the section on books in the Google store play. The books by a variety of materials ranging from company science and mathematics to history and English.
The company said that the new service will allow students to access books anywhere, both phones and tablets with Android LIC and iOS, or via a Web browser from any computer. Google said that Google Books Play used to browse these books provide a set of tools that facilitate the study process, such as the ability to instantly search within the book for specific words or phrases, and save places chapters and pages, identify important paragraphs, write notes, and quick access to dictionaries and translation tools, search Google or Wikipedia.
The company focused on rental textbooks feature that allows students to rent any textbook for six months, allowing the student to provide up to 80% of the price of the book compared to purchase printed copies of it, which the student can provide thousands of dollars during his years of study.
Recall that Google had announced its service for the first time in may at Google I/O, and the service is currently available to users within the United States only.
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