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    Google will sell digital textbooks to students next month, but if users don't have enough money they can also rent them.

    Google announced the news at its Android event Wednesday and that it's partnering with five major publishers: Pearson, Wiley, Macmillan Higher Education, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning, to put the books on Android devices, according to TechCrunch.

    The books, which will apparently cover chemistry, accounting and law, will likely help cash-strapped college students who also have the option to rent the books rather than purchase.

    The textbook store will open in August.

    So far, however, the prices weren't unveiled, just Google's announcement that it plans to rent and sell for "an 80 percent discount" compared to retail prices. It's obvious that Google wants to cash in on Amazon's textbook market, which also sells and rents textbooks for both online and hard copy books.