Amazon goes to School

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon just signed a contract with the country’s largest school district: New York City. Worth over $30 million, the e-book contract will range over three years with the possibility of a 2 year extension. Serving over one million students, Amazon will be the supplier of e-textbooks and e-books starting this coming school year. The contract does not include devices or kindles. Schools will buy the digital titles and provide them to students. The books will be uploadable on devices, phones and computers. If the contract extends even further it can net Amazon over $60 million dollars. Amazon is hoping this will buy them entry into the college population as well.

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