Garageband is a Mac tool that is readily available to the rage of users for music creation. Now Apple wants to use that model to create textbooks and e-publications. Apple has an educational related media event scheduled for Thursday.

Apple dominates the tablet industry so it was only time until they reinvented the textbook.  Because they are so heavy, pricy, and hard to keep updated, why not make it digital, since the iPad sells well for educational and business training purposes?

This may be a tricky situation for Apple. Some professors and colleges have financial ties to textbook sales. There are many advantages to having e-textbooks and Apple is known to cut though business issues.

Tags: electronic publishing, electronic book