The Spotify of textbooks? Why not?

Most musicians will tell you that streaming service Spotify hasn’t been great for business, but consumers love it. Now a 24-year-old Danish entrepreneur applying the same model to academic publishing. Camilla Hessellund Lastein’s Lix has already acquired the rights to half of U.K. textbooks, the Independent reports. Investors are bullish, and if the digital service takes off there’s a big upside for students, who will no longer have to buy or lug around expensive books.