One of the strongest points of Apple is not just their hardware, their software is amazing and through simplicity they were able to achieve what no one else has. Following on that success is the recent announcement of iBooks 2 (an update) where Apple began publishing school text books for students.
One of the many nightmares in my education days was having to carry a bricks load of books and this solves the issue. Not only that, these text books are always up to date, are cheaper and most importantly they are very interactive.
On top of all that, Apple introduced iBooks Author, which is basically giving you the tools to make and publish your own book right on iBooks. So you know that lovely novel idea you have in mind, now you can write it with ease and get it published quick without the hassle. ; )