A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract


Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell digital textbooks to New York City's public schools over the next three years, in a deal that could extend an additional three years and be worth a total $65 million.

Under the terms, Amazon would have the right to sell e-books and other content but not devices like Kindles through an internal marketplace site. The e-books will be readable on e-readers, tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Panel for Educational Policy...

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