From Publishers Weekly:
Blackwell’s has agreed with Ingram’s VitalSource for its e-textbook solutions, and is expected to launch in May 2012. Students will be able to obtain their content through the VitalSource e-textbook platform, but content contracts, orders, and financial management remain completely in Blackwell’s control.
“As the UK’s largest Academic Bookseller, our network of campus and online bookshops has always prided itself on ensuring that the right book is in the right place at the right time,” said David Prescott, managing director, Blackwell’s Bookshop and Online. “The education community is now looking to us to provide innovation in the digital age, and with the VitalSource platform, we have the resources to deliver a variety of comprehensive e-textbook offerings to the students and institutions we serve.”
Thanks to Michael von Glahn for the link.