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    • Same Textbooks, Better Medium
    • What if textbooks required no paper. Could you still touch and buy them in a textbook store? Would they be protected from copying and be read only? Can publishers and retailers make more profit, reduce their costs and charge less for their text books while guarunteing their books in stock. Would they need the Internet for the customer to read them?
    • The answer is yes And we use the most secure and cost effective media available
    • The Benefits for publishers :
      • Highest digital rights protection available using secure 256 bit AES USB drives
      • Reduces production cost and material requirements
      • Higher profit margins than selling pure play Internet Books
      • Requires zero investment money to use and maintain system for publishers.
      • Easy to use software system augments Publisher / Retailer business structure
      • Real time access to book sales and faster accounts receivable collection
      • Update revisions to textbooks in real time through content management system
      Value Proposition Offer a system where textbook publishers provide digital textbooks for retailers to sell directly to customers written onto a copy proof, encrypted USB drive at the point of sale.
      • Discourages resale market through textbook bundling on single USB drive
    • The Benefits for Retailers:
      • Highest digital rights protection available using secure 256 bit AES USB drives
      • Reduces administration, shipping, inventory and overhead costs
      • Higher profit margins than selling pure play Internet Books or paper Text Books
      • Requires zero investment money to start using USB digital book delivery system
      • Easy to use software system augments Publisher / Retailer business structure
      • Offers more strict return policy
      • Lower risk profile less inventory and storage space required
      • Makes it easier to forecast sales using just in time inventory methods
      • Speeds up customer buying process during high volume periods
    • The Benefits for End Users:
      • Will save on average 30% on their books, compared to the paper version
      • Search through book with built in word search bar
      • Save school and work files on utextbook drives that also holds textbooks
      • Weighs less than paper books, more compact than ebook readers
      • Make annotations and bookmarks
      • Compatible with Smart Phones, Macintosh, netbooks, PC’s and Linux
      • Product is environmentally friendly and cuts down the use of trees and fossil fuels
      • Capture information from textbooks faster than with traditional paper textbooks.
    • The Benefits for Professors:
      • Greater order freedom to publishers in different continents
      • Quicker access to desk copies of textbooks
      • Guarantees book availability for students
      • Easier to have corrections made to the book and be updated for students
    • Utextbook offers a lot of value, but how big is the opportunity? Each year the textbook industry sells over 5 billion dollars, averaging $60 per book. 100% market penetration yields revenues of approximately $250 000 000 Utextbook charges retailers $3.00 per every book downloaded This means approximately 83 million textbooks are sold in over 4650 textbook retailers in Canada and the United States every year. 10% market penetration yields revenues of approximately $25 000 000 50% market penetration yields revenues of approximately $125 000 000
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    • Utextbook does not change what the textbook industry does, it will always be about selling knowledge and education. It is simply helping Publishers, retailers, end users and professors evolve to cope with the digital revolution and guarantee timely, cost effective and environmentally friendly delivery of the knowledge they require. If you are a retailer or a publisher interested in using our system you can contact us at 613 292 3826 or by email at craigschoen@utextbook.net Most importantly there are no installation or upfront fees.