iPad (s AAPL) textbook publisher Inkling is partnering with college bookstore provider Follett. Starting this fall, Follett will sell “hundreds of Inkling titles” in its over 900 college bookstores — including Stanford and UC Berkeley — and on its website.
Titles include popular undergraduate textbooks as well as specialized MBA, medical and scientific titles. Students can purchase the entire textbook or “‘Pick 3’: a cost-saving alternative that allows students to buy just three chapters for a fraction of the price of a full textbook.” Then they can read the textbooks on the Inkling iPad app or on Inkling’s soon-to-be-launched web platform.
Inkling, based in San Francisco and backed by Sequoia Capital as well as major textbook publishers like McGraw-Hill (s MHP) and Pearson, recently launched its own e-book publishing platform and sells consumer titles as well as textbooks.