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Category Archives: college ebooks
Printed textbooks may soon become a thing of the past! Education is going digital! Continue reading
My daughter just graduated from high school and started college. I’m very proud of her! She finished her first two college classes over the summer and now she’s taking four more classes. I went with her to the campus book store to help pay for the books she needed and Wow! I’m still feeling the price shock! Her biology book was over three hundred dollars and the workbook was another seventy-five!
We found the same book on Craigslist for $50, and the workbook was included! This was a great deal, but I’ve never felt comfortable buying on Craigslist. You never know who you’re going to meet when you make the purchase!
With this in mind, I felt compelled to start writing on this blog again. But instead of writing about eBooks, iPads and Nooks, I’m going to focus on college textbooks. We’ll cover such things as where to find the best prices, advantages of buying versus renting, and comparisons of companies in the business.
If I come across something in the ebook genre that’s interesting, I’ll pass it on to you as well.
Are you hungry but tired of roaming the campus looking for something to eat? Sick of the cafeteria and expensive vending machines? Guess what! You’ve now got options! I ran across an eBook that may be just what you need! It’s called, “The Dorm Room Diner.” It has 185 recipes you can prepare in your dorm room with “Limited Time, Limited Budget and VERY Limited Appliances.”
This book was written by Dulce Taylor, a college student who has become a Dorm Food Chef! You can purchase this amazing eBook for the special price of $19.95 and be gratified with an instant download! Dulce is throwing another three eBooks into the deal for free!
I don’t know the author, and I’m not making a dime off this endorsement… But I do know what living in a dorm is like, and I wish I had this book when I was doing it! You can check it out by “clicking here.” bon appetit!
Barnes & Noble has launched a college textbook website that has it all! You can purchase new and used textbooks, or you can rent them and save up to 70% (and return ship them for free). They also offer eTextbooks at up to 60% off with instant download. If that isn’t enough, they will even buy your books back when you’re done with them!
They are currently having a Back-to-School Sweepstakes where they are giving away $1,000 B&N gift cards and you can enter every day! This offer ends August 11th, so submit your entry now!
You can also download the Barnes & Noble eTextbook application NOOKstudy absolutely free to your PC or Mac! With this application you can, “create custom highlights, take notes, tag content, import class materials and search within your eTextbooks.” You can also try eTextbooks for free for 7 days and gain access to 1 million free ebooks.
If you would like to check this out yourself, just “click here.”
This is a real short blog entry to tell everyone about a website that hosts free technical ebooks on core subjects such as Computer Science, Electronics, Science, Medicine and many more. My college days are behind me, but the content of this website looks pretty good and they’ve got LOTS of ebooks.
You can check them out by “clicking here.” The name of this website is freebookcentre.net. Enjoy!
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
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!