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Announcing Amazon Inspire, a Free Service for Digital Educational Resources

“Today at ISTE 2016, Amazon announced Amazon Inspire, a free service for the search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources. Developed in support of the company’s commitment to making digital classrooms a reality, Amazon Inspire, with its rich features such as search, discovery and peer reviews, will provide educators—regardless of funding or location—access to upload and share free digital teaching resources.” (via Amazon)

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Amazon Wins $30 Million Contract to Sell E-Books to New York City Schools

“Amazon.com Inc. won a deal worth about $30 million to provide e-books to New York City, the nation’s largest school district.The city’s Panel for Educational Policy voted Wednesday in favor of the three-year contract for the Department of Education, which will take effect in the coming school year. They will have the option to extend it for an additional two years, which would be worth an estimated additional $34.5 million.” (via WSJ)

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Amazon Plans Hundreds of Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores, Mall CEO Says

“After dipping its toes into brick-and-mortar retailing last year with its first physical bookstore, online giant Amazon.com Inc. is poised to dive into the deep end. The Seattle company plans to open as many as 400 bookstores, Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of mall operator General Growth Properties Inc., said on an earnings call on Tuesday. “You’ve got Amazon opening brick-and-mortar bookstores and their goal is to open, as I understand, 300 to 400,” said Mr. Mathrani in response to a question about mall traffic.” (via WSJ)

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?Amazon Will Never, Ever, Replace Libraries

“This week, Amazon unveiled a brick and mortar bookstore in Seattle’s University Village. It was covered widely across the press, and the Atlantic was even inspired to wonder: “Did Amazon just replace the public library?” “Amazon is aiming to create… spaces that are premised on books, but realized by community,” the author wrote. “The books here may be bought rather than borrowed, certainly, but in terms of the space created, the goal [of Amazon Books] is the same [as a public library].” (via Motherboard)

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Amazon Killed the Bookstore. So It’s Opening a Bookstore

“Bookstore owners already loathe Amazon for gutting the cost of books online and driving so many brick and mortar shops out of business. Now, the online retailer is both beating them and joining them, with the opening of its first physical bookstore today in Seattle. Amazon Books, as the new store is called, will be like any other Main Street bookstore (remember those?), except that Amazon will use the troves of data it collects from its online customers to stock the shelves. That means its book displays will feature real Amazon book reviews, and the store will showcase books that have amassed the most pre-orders online. The books will also come with Amazon’s trademark low price tags. (via Wired)

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