According to Ars Technica, Amazon may be reworking its Kindle to get into the college textbook market. This new model is said to be larger and shaped like an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. The article also notes that for students to be interested in the Kindle to house their books, it will have to come down in price and offer enough books to be cost-effective.

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