If students embrace textbooks on the iPad, college bookstores might lose their shirts, CNN reports. As the higher-education industry plans for a future involving digital content delivery to devices like Apple's iPad, college-branded impulse purchases -- and perhaps even college bookstores themselves -- might become a thing of the past. Despite the large size and robust performance of the higher-education book market, college stores are wary of the effect digital textbooks will have on their future. According to research conducted by the Oberlin, Ohio-based National Association of College Stores (NACS), campus booksellers netted $10.2 billion in total sales last year....

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