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E-books are here to stay, as evidenced by the proliferation of e-book readers, apps for the iPod and iPhone, and even email subscriptions to books. As more and more books become available in electronic form, it’s only logical that textbooks would follow suit. On June 8, 2009 California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced an ambitious plan to implement digital textbooks in all California schools. Phase one begins this fall, using e-textbooks for high school math and science classes. Northwest Missouri State plans to go completely digital and has been running pilot programs since fall 2008. These early adopters believe e-textbooks are superior to print textbooks. Sign up now for PowerOptions 14-day free trial CourseSmart LLC, a private company started by five major textbook publishers including Pearson (PSO) and McGraw-Hill Education (MHP), offers e-textbook subscriptions for over 7,000 college textbooks from 12 publishers, which students typically rent for 180 days. CourseSmart recently...