New York Partners With Amazon to Bring E-Books to Schools

By Dianna Dilworth 

New York’s Department of Education is working on a plan to bring e-books to more than 1,800 public schools.

The City has partnered with Amazon and allotted $30 million in funding to create the department’s first unified e-book marketplace. Capital New York has more:

Amazon will provide contracted content, such as widely used textbooks, along with non-contracted content, largely books and texts that individual schools select. Non-contracted content will be purchased directly from Amazon, and the D.O.E. is expecting both types of content to be provided at low prices via Amazon.

The plan is still waiting on approvals, but is expected to go through later this month.