Campus Stores Canada has announced that it will affiliate with CampusEbookstore.com, allowing its members the ability to sell e-books online. This partnership will give students across Canada access to more than 250,000 commercial and public-domain e-book titles through Google eBooks. Campus Ebookstore is owned and operated in Canada and the United States by The Canadian Campus Retail Associates Inc. (CCRA), and the Independent College Bookstore Association Inc (ICBA).
“This is an exciting first for Canadian campus bookstores,” said Campus Stores Canada executive director Wayne Amundson. “Embracing e-books speaks to the campus store mission of putting students needs first, making sure that we provide Canada’s university and college students with the material that they need, when they need, and in the medium that is most useful to them.”
Google eBooks is a new form of digital book. Cloud-based, it lets readers access their collections on virtually all devices, including smart phones and iPads, from a central source, regardless of where they were purchased. Google eBooks represents the best electronic distribution solution to meet the unique demands of the post-secondary market. It is a platform that is open, accessible, and offers very competitive prices. These are core elements of Campus Ebookstore’s student-centric policies operating mantra.
“Students’ expectations about how they purchase and use books are changing, and we are excited to offer them flexibility in how they study and use academic materials,” concluded Amundson. “Our job at campus bookstores is to help facilitate post-secondary students learning experience; this partnership with Campus Ebookstore does just that.”