Monday, December 13, 2010

CT > Publisher Woos Students To E-Books

Campus Technology / 02-01-10  / Dian Schaffhauser

A company in the digital textbook business is wooing new users by allowing students and faculty to try its books free for a week. Follett Higher Education Group's new "Try Now, Buy Later 2010" program, available through the company's CafeScribe site, allows registered users to access 5,000 titles in its online store. [snip].

After the trial period, the student or faculty member can purchase the title at a discount over the cost of a traditional textbook, according to the company. [snip]

"Almost all of my students are using the e-textbook option," said Brigham Young University Sports Psychology Professor Ron Chamberlain. "CafeScribe makes so much sense in so many ways--economically, environmentally, and logistically. It is a user-friendly format and convenient for the students to use."




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