Online Store Now Offers E-Books and Digital Downloads



AMES, Iowa — For readers on the go, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store is now offering publications in electronic versions.

“Corn Growth and Development” (PM 1009), a recently released update to the well-known “How a Corn Plant Develops” publication, is the first to be offered in an e-book format. The publication is available in ePub (for iPhone and iPad devices) and Kindle (for Amazon devices) formats, each for $5.

Both formats are available for download from the Extension Online Store. The store offers free PDF downloads of select publications, and a recent redesign of the store now allows the sale of digital files, such as the e-books.

“This added functionality is just one more way for Iowans to access the information and resources available from ISU Extension and Outreach,” said Chris Johnsen, Online Store manager. “The addition of new file formats for purchase is an exciting step and one which helps us provide content to fit the needs of emerging technology.”

In addition to e-books, other digital files are now being offered. For example, all the images used in “Corn Growth and Development” are available to purchase. Researchers, educators and others who want to use any of the high-quality corn images included in the publication can purchase them for use.

Users of the Online Store can now create an account, which will store their purchase history of digital products so they can re-download at any time.

The Extension Online Store offers thousands of publications in print, PDF and electronic versions. Visit the Online Store to search by keywords or categories, and see recent and popular products available.

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