eTextbooks for College Students
Costs for textbooks and related course materials for college students remain significant — textbooks and supplies cost about $1,200 a year. And the cost of new hard-copy textbooks continues to rise, according to a 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office. But new alternatives, like renting books, and downloading “open source” course documents, are helping to keep costs manageable.
eTextbook Rental on Amazon is a flexible and affordable way to read textbooks. You can rent for the minimum length, typically 30 days, and save up to 80% off the print list price. If you find you need your textbook longer, you can extend your rental by as little as 1 day as many times as you want and just pay for the added days. Note that some eTextbooks may only be available for a fixed rental length such as 180 days if the textbook publisher has disabled the flex rental option.
Free Kindle Reading Apps for College Students
You can also download one of Amazon’s free Kindle Reading Apps for your iPad, iPhone, Android, PC or Mac – wherever you’d like to read your textbook.
The Kindle Reading App comes pre-installed on Amazon devices. For print replica eTextbooks, you will need to read them using a Fire tablet or the Kindle Reading App for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Be sure to check for this on the eTextbook’s Amazon.com
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