Textbooks vs Ebooks

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Some believe that the school textbook industry is ripe for disruption and soon ebooks will replace high-cost printed textbooks. Others argue that printed textbooks are here to stay. What do you think?

Capture d’écran 2015-11-25 à 12.37.53There is considerable evidence supporting the view that students have an interest in abandoning printed textbooks in favor of cheaper ebook versions.

See these articles that address the issue: “Required Reading: as textbook prices soar, students try to cope” and “Ebooks and cost pressures push college students away from textbooks“.

And yet, despite the  high cost of textbooks, students continue buying expensive printed textbooks. As this article reports, “92% of college students prefer print books to ebooks”.

To understand why, see “Sorry ebooks, these 9 studies show why print is better” and “Why college students still prefer print over e-books“. See also “Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right“.


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