Monthly Archives: July 2011

College Students Would Give Up Sex For eBooks!

Kelton Research recently completed a market research survey for educational software company Kno with surprising results! The survey was offered to college students during the period of 14-21 July, 2011, asking their preferences concerning digital learning over traditional textbooks. A … Continue reading

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Learn To Paint Online!

During one of my searches for fresh material to write about, I discovered a website that really looks like great fun!

Have you ever wanted to explore the creative side of yourself? Well, Art Apprentice Online (AAO) might be just what you’re looking for!

They have a store offering art related ebooks featuring introductory subjects to more advanced techniques, with prices ranging from $19.95 to $39.95, but this isn’t what got my attention… This website will teach you to paint online!

AAO has full time art teachers who teach you how to paint. The courses vary in price, but average around $29.95. I’ve always wanted to learn how to paint and I think I’m going to register for one of their classes!

If you’d like to check them out for yourself, just “click here” to go there! There’s lots of things to explore on this website, so grab a cup of coffee and have some fun just looking around!

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Amazon Renting College Books!

The cost of going to college just  went down  a little bit! Amazon is starting a Kindle etextbook rental program which will save you up to 80% off the retail price of the printed textbook. As  you college students well know, some of the printed textbooks can cost a few hundred  dollars. With this program you can buy a Kindle, rent your  etextbooks, and still come out ahead (and the Kindle is yours to keep!).

You only pay for how long you need the etextbook. You can rent your etextbooks for as little as 30 days, or up to a full year.  You can extend your rental period for as little as one day if necessary.

You can read your rented etextbooks on your PC, Mac, Kindle, or mobile device. Amazon will even let you access your notes and highlights after the rental period expires!

To check out this offer for yourself, please “click here” to go there!

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Opens eBook Store!

Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!

According to  information on the ASHP  eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.

When you  want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option  to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.

There are  currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.

If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!

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Adult Ownership of eReaders Doubles In Six Months!

The PEW Research Center reports ereader ownership among U.S. adults climbed to 12% in May, 2011, up from 6% in November, 2010. This is the first time ereader ownership among U.S. adults has reached double digit percentage points.

Other interesting results of this survey show ereader ownership in households with less than $30,000 annual income remained flat at 4%, while ereader ownership grew among all households earning more than $30,000. The highest growth was 12% to 24% in households earning more than $75,000 a year.

In the education sector, ereader ownership declined among people with only some high school, dropping from 5% to 3%, but more than doubled among college graduates from 8% to 22%.

This survey also compaired ereader ownership against tablets, and PC ownership agains laptops. If you would like to look at the results, please “click here“.

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