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February 14, 2012

The use of digital textbooks is becoming a popular option for college students. The number of sites, titles and formats have been steadily increasing in recent months.  With just a little bit of research you should be able to find many of your needed textbooks in digital format.

Using digital textbooks, or eTextbooks as they are commonly called, has many advantages. Instant access by digital download means no more shipping costs or shipping delays. Digital textbooks usually have low upfront cost, plus there is no more lugging heavy books around.  Also e-books can be easy on the environment. In addition  you will enjoy having, no sellback hassle, and enhanced features like highlighting and note taking. Off to class? The library? Home for the holidays? A couple of clicks is all it takes to study anywhere with your iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kindle or other tablet. If you need a hard copy you can always print your etextbook, or at least the most important parts, and carry light weight notes for studying on the fly.

eTextbooks are available online and in downloadable format. When you are “buying” a digital textbook make sure you check out the access length.  Are you downloading a textbook with permanent and forever access or is this really a digital textbook rental that expires at some date in the future.

Instant access and cost savings are the big advantages of using digital downloads and etextbooks. You have instant access while saving time and money. And as we mentioned above it is easier to carry one lightweight reader than to have an entire heavy backpack full of thick textbooks. No more forgetting to bring the right book home from school! You can also study on your iPhone or Android phones using the browser function or downloaded e-reader. This will enable you to have a quick study session or brush up on your notes whenever/wherever.

Not every textbook is available in digital format but the numbers are increasing. Using a digital textbook searching comparison tool can be a big help. Simply enter the ISBN and get a list of who carries the book in digital format and their prices. You can also simply enter the title or author or keyword to start your search.  You’ll be amazed at the convenience download textbooks offers.

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