Textbooks Available on eReaders

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 11:50am

For anyone who remembers college days before the internet, there were only two ways to purchase your textbooks each semester. You could choose to pay the exorbitant prices at a college bookstore, or you could commit to prowling the unorganized stacks of used bookstores around town.

While the former was guaranteed to secure you your textbooks, it was generally at the cost of, oh, not eating but Ramen for the rest of the semester. Armed with an imposing list of titles, the latter was often a quixotic journey that typically ended in frustration. This is no longer the case with the ease afforded by renting digital textbooks. Rather than buy the latest title that will lose half its value as it’s being bagged at the counter, you can rent the eTextbook you need at a fraction of the cost.

From art to zoology, you can find the textbook you need online today for that important class tomorrow. Additionally, unlike crawling through dusty shelves at used bookstores hunting aimlessly for the correct biology book edition, a quick click of your mouse allows you to search by ISBN number, title, author, or keyword for that elusive title.

With the general rise in the popularity of eBooks, students quickly understood the benefits of such a format. Academic publishing houses accepted the challenge of providing students with what they asked for and the changes have transformed the way a college student can access information and material.

The life of a student is much the same now as it was prior to the advent of the internet; however, being a college student, in this day and age, has never been easier thanks to the wide variety of free applications available to today’s scholar who purchases textbooks from their iPhone.

Save your sanity, money, and the environment next semester by making the decision to purchase your college textbooks online in a digital format. Buying and reading textbooks from the iPad or on Kindle offers flexibility in purchase and usage while saving students up to 60% on the cost of their printed counterparts. College is all about learning how to think critically; show that you purchase intelligently.

Students can also search, highlight, and take notes on their electronic reader while sharing easily between their iPads, iPhones, or Android devices. Technology has truly transformed the academic experience and you now bring your technology to the classroom. Whether in class, on the bus, or kicking back at your favorite coffee shop, you can access your material online or offline. You can save time, money, and frustration this year by renting your course material online as millions of others already have.  

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