The popularity of digital books, particularly mainstream novels and non-fiction ebooks for popular ebook readers such as Kindle and Nook, has led to a surge in the availability of textbooks in ebook format. Yet despite the fact that etextbooks can save 50 percent or more off new hardcopy prices, many students have been hesitant to adopt ebooks as course materials. The following examines the pros and cons of etextbooks, and how etextbooks can become more attractive to students, and where students can find the best etextbook prices.

Pros of etextbooks


Etextbooks provide students with a number of benefits that make them more attractive than traditional hardcopy textbooks, including:

Better prices: students can save 50 percent or more on etextbooks

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DT added 3 new ebook stores (Apple iBookstore, Sony ereader store & Boundless) to its already awesome ebook search making it even awesomer.

Happy ebook shopping!

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We searched across the web and found what we think are the top coupons for textbooks. If we missed any great opportunities, please add it to the comments.

Top back-to-school textbook coupons...

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If you're new to ordering textbooks online, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the plethora of online textbook ordering options available. Moreover, you might be wary of well-publicized Internet scams or wonder whether you'll truly receive the textbooks you pay for. The following presents benefits to ordering textbooks online, what to expect during the ordering process, and how to protect yourself from common online textbook ordering pitfalls.

Benefits of Ordering Textbooks Online


Ordering textbooks online allows you to save both money and time. In addition, the online environment makes it easier to find textbook titles that you might not find in your local bookstore. You can take advantage of a free textbook price comparison service to search popular, trusted bookstores with a single click. If you use a service such as Direct Textbook, you'll be able ... more »
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