Publishers are taking heed. The New Yorker recently signed a deal with Microsoft, whereby the publisher provided three of its e-book titles (in Microsoft Reader format) through Barnes & Noble.com and the magazine's companion Web site.
Houghton Mifflin's College Division works will soon be online, as well. The publisher recently partnered with Rovia (www.rovia.com) to make its e-textbooks available through the Web to colleges and univer-sities by the Spring 2001 semester. These online texts will be completely interactive, with quizzes, videos and other multimedia enhancements, and will allow readers to annotate text and highlight key passages.
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