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Amazon wants to peddle e-books to NYC schools

The company is striving for a contract that would be worth $30 million over three years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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As if dominating the personal e-book market wasn't enough, online mega retailer Amazon is targeting the lucrative school textbook trade too. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will learn this week whether its bid to supply e-books to New York City public schools will succeed.

If approved by the NYC Board of Education, the contract will reportedly be worth $30 million over a three-year period. Amazon declined to comment.