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Amazon launches e-textbook publisher for educators

By Stephen Noonoo
January 23rd, 2015

New self-publishing service lets teachers create interactive e-textbooks

kindle-publishingAmazon is rolling out a new e-textbook publishing service specifically for educators.

Called Kindle Direct Publishing EDU, the self-publishing platform lets teachers create texts by marking up existing PDFs, which can be turned into textbooks that can be uploaded to the platform and shared with students on a range of computers and mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets.

“Kindle Textbook Creator makes it easy for anyone to take any PDF and create a richly featured and widely available eTextbook,” said Chuck Kronbach, Director, Kindle Direct Publishing. “We look forward to seeing how authors use the new tool and getting their feedback to guide us in adding more features to KDP EDU over time.”

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