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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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i