Friday, December 10, 2010

Follett Offers Free Trial Of Digital Textbooks Through CafeScribe

Thousands of titles available in new "Try Now, Buy Later" program

Oak Brook, Ill., Jan. 26, 2010 – Follett Higher Education Group today announced a new program to address the rising costs of education by offering thousands of digital college textbook titles to students and faculty on a free-trial basis.

The Try Now, Buy Later 2010 program is available exclusively through Follett's new CaféScribe® eBook platform, which is an online social networking site that makes it easy to evaluate, download and use digital textbooks. By visiting, students and professors can download and use, for seven days, more than 5,000 titles for free.

Once downloaded, CaféScribe provides students the ability to read, search, highlight, bookmark and annotate the e-textbooks, as well as share notes and discuss topics with peers in their classroom and with students around the world.


Follett tested the CaféScribe Try Now, Buy Later program during the fall 2009 semester and found high levels of interest and adoption of digital textbooks. Because of enthusiastic word of mouth, the company is preparing for much heavier adoption during its official launch in the January 2010 semester. It takes just one click to Try Now, Buy Later.

Students and professors can find digital textbooks to try at and, or at point of sale displays at participating college and university bookstores.



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