Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stanza app turns one

Following the one year anniversary of the Apple App Store, Stanza, the popular iPhone book reading app has also just reached the one year mark. According to a news release from Amazon, the Stanza app already has two million users and more than 12 million books have been downloaded. Neelan Choksi, CEO of Lexcycle, creator of Stanza, commented, “These milestones highlight that many people are quite comfortable reading full length books via Stanza on their iPhones and iPod touch. From commercial titles by Stephenie Meyer and Dan Brown to public domain titles by F. Scott Fitzgerald and H.G. Wells, we are thrilled to learn that Stanza has been partially responsible for a lot of people reading more in the past year than they have in years prior to that.” Lexcycle was acquired by Amazon in April, giving Amazon two of the top reading apps for the iPhone.

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