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iPad, I Saw, I Waited: The State of E-Textbooks


“About 90 percent of the time, the cheapest option is still to buy a used book and then resell that book,” says Jonathan Robinson, founder of FreeTextbooks.com, an online retailer of discount books. “That is really an obstacle for widespread adoption [of e-textbooks], because smarter consumers realize that and are not going to leap into the digital movement until the pricing evens out.”

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iPad, I Saw, I Waited: The State of E-Textbooks

“About 90 percent of the time, the cheapest option is still to buy a used book and then resell that book,” says Jonathan Robinson, founder of FreeTextbooks.com, an online retailer of discount books. “That is really an obstacle for widespread adoption [of e-textbooks], because smarter consumers realize that and are not going to leap into the digital movement until the pricing evens out.”
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    I wuv my babyy. Couldnt live without my ipad
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    I just read an article on this for a class. A developer in Silicone Valley was given $80 million to develop hardware...
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    Agreed, but you’d be surprised on how quick some free PDF versions of textbooks emerge online. Textbook makers are...
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    Textbooks anyone?
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