Textbooks Optional

A couple recent stories on electronic textbooks caught my attention. First up, a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education profiled a custom textbook service called AcademicPub, which allows professors to mix and match from a collection of two million pieces of content from 75 publishers, as well as articles from across the internet.

The other story is even more DIY. The Chronicle’s ProfHacker blog ran a column on Sigil, an open-source WYSIWYG ebook editor for publishing in ePub format.