UK based publisher, Pearson, has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by digitising all its learning resources.
Going forward, students will only be able to rent physical textbooks, which will be updated much less frequently.
Pearson hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are will be updated constantly.
“We are now over the digital tipping point,” boss John Fallon told the BBC.
“Over half our annual revenues come from digital sales, so we’ve decided a little bit like in other industries like newspapers or music or in broadcast that it is time to flick the switch in how we primarily make and create our products.”