How much money can I save when buying ebooks?
It depends on the publisher of the ebook, and on which bookstore
you buy from. Many ebooks sell for 50% off the new price. We include ebooks in
our textbook price comparison to help you compare the price of all your
How do I access my ebooks?
There are two types of ebooks: online and downloadable. Online
ebooks are accessed using a browser that is compliant with the publisher or
bookstore's book. Downloadable ebooks require free downloadable software to
Can I use the ebook when I am not connected to the internet?
Online ebooks are not available when you are not connected to the
internet. Downloadable versions are available when you are not connected to
Can I access the ebook on more than one computer?
Downloadable ebooks typically only allow access to the ebook from
one computer. Online ebooks allow single user access from any internet
connected computer. Check the bookstore's policy to verify.
Do I have to install software to read the ebooks?
Downloadable ebooks require you to install software. Online ebooks
require you to use a compatible web browser. If your computer doesn't have a
compatible browser you will need to install one.
Can I search the ebooks?
Yes. One of the major benefits of both online and downloadable
ebooks is the ability to search their content. Many companies also offer the
ability to annotate and highlight the books.
Can I print pages from the ebooks?
Some bookstores do offer the ability to print pages but there are
restrictions as to how many pages you can print at one time. Check the
bookstore's policies to verify.
Can I copy and paste from the ebooks?
Some bookstores do offer the ability to cut and paste from the
ebook to other applications. Check the bookstore's policies to
Can I get a refund after purchasing an etextbook?
Many ebook sellers do not offer refunds. Check the bookstore's
policies to verify.
Do the ebooks have the same content as regular textbooks?
Yes, ebooks have the same content and they often have additional
How long can I access the ebook?
Access depends on the bookstore's policies. Some etextbooks are
limited to 180 day access, while others can be accessed for life.