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Mashable is reporting that McGraw-Hill is publishing a cloud-based, all digital textbook for math and science classes K through 12. It launched the textbook at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this monday. Excepts from Mashable after the break.
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E-Reader Central: Authors may soon be signing your ebook!

E-Reader Central: Authors may soon be signing your ebook! | eReader Central | Scoop.it
There are two cool new tools up and coming that will make your ebooks and ereaders a lot more like real books!


Kindlegraph and Autography are programs being developed that allow writers to literally sign your ebooks so that the autograph is viewable on the ereader.


The first was developed by a former Amazon veteran, Evan Jacobs, during a hackathon sponsored by Docusign (he won second prize!). So far Kindlegraph is more of a side-project than anything serious, but more authors are jumping at the opportunity.
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E-Reader Central: CBC Radio: Closing the Book

E-Reader Central: CBC Radio: Closing the Book | eReader Central | Scoop.it
The Canadian Broadcast Corporation's (CBC) radio show "Ideas" aired Closing the Book today which tackles the ebook and why the ereader craze has caught on as more people than ever start reading digitally. They also talk to a public librarian in Saskatchewan reporting that demand for e-books among his patrons has risen more than 450 percent in 2010! They talk to a number of people throughout the show including a consultant, a publishers and an author. All with a wide degree of opinions: from those who welcome the revolution to the cautious skeptics and those who are hostile against it.
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E-Reader Central: ComiXology CEO Talks About the Future of Digital Comics

E-Reader Central: ComiXology CEO Talks About the Future of Digital Comics | eReader Central | Scoop.it
ComiXology CEO Talks About the Future of Digital Comics
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E-Reader Central: iShades: Could be reading your iPad 3 outside! (With a little help)

According to Apple Insider and the New Yorker, Apple has applied for a patent for a display which “Emits Circularly-Polarized Light,” this would allow the iPad to offer better visibility when being used in direct sunlight if the viewer is wearing polarized sunglasses. Check out Apple Insider (link above) for all the technical specs and info.
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E-Reader Central: Star Wars collection coming the Digital Age

E-Reader Central: Star Wars collection coming the Digital Age | eReader Central | Scoop.it
LucasBooks and Random house have unleashed the large world of Star Wars to the ereader world including Kindle, Nook and iBook! This collection introduces more than 100 books from authors like Timothy Zahn, Michael Reaves, Kevin Anderson, A.C. Crispin, and Michael A. Stackpole, going the whole range of the Star Wars saga. The books will start at $7.99.


The books will also include bonus content including timelines and overviews of major Star Wars eras.
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