Each semester is rung in with the fact that textbooks must be purchased for upcoming classes. For those students who are adept in finding used textbooks at a deal in comparison with new versions, save money by finding cheap textbooks. Thanks to company’s like Kno, a digital textbook retailer, and the 20 Million Minds Foundation, the weight of purchasing textbooks, might soon be Continue Reading about Kno giving away free textbooks
More and more companies are releasing tablets from the iPad to the Kno tablet, many with high hopes of rapidly converting everyone to reading electronic books. However, according to a new survey by the Student Monitor, students still prefer printed textbooks and really like to rent textbooks online. The survey consisted of 1200 participants with an average age of 20.6 years and the statistics Continue Reading about Textbook Rentals beat out iPad and Electronic Textbooks
The Kno tablet was to be a hardware solution for cheap textbooks. As we reported in January, Kno tablet thought their unique tablet design was the answer; however, it now appears they believe the answers lies in software. They recently secured another $30 million in investment capital led by Intel Capital. As a part of the deal Intel will acquire the Kno tablet designs that it is planning on Continue Reading about Kno decides cheap textbooks answer lies in software
Chegg founder, Osman Raid, has been working on the stealth product for awhile, and today it is available for purchase, the Kno. Osman is a serial entrepreneur who has already left a strong impact on the world of education, as the founding CEO of Chegg. Chegg is the innovative textbook rental company that has saved more than $200 million dollars for millions of college students at practically Continue Reading about Will the Kno be the answer to cheap textbooks?
A recent article in The New York Times claims that college students, despite being a technology generation, still opt to buy or rent textbooks instead of purchasing electronic format textbooks. We all know textbooks are expensive costing on average $700 or more for a year's worth, but they are very heavy so would not students walking around texting want to carry their books electronically? The Continue Reading about College students prefer print textbooks to eTextbooks?
Kaplan Publishing has decided to extend the free trail of 21 titles of various eBooks of their very successful Free Back-to-School promotion on Apple's iBookstore. 1. Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students 2. Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Dictionary 3. Sharp Vocab 4. Sharp Writing 5. Kaplan Portable GMAT 6. Kaplan Portable GRE Exam 7. Kaplan PMBR: Multistate Professional Continue Reading about Kaplan Publishing extends free eBook promotion
No, not because of the poor name, but rather because of networking stability and bandwidth issues. I could not find much for details, but apparently several universities including Princeton and George Washington have banned the device and relayed concerns to Apple. In typical Apple fashion they are apparently "unaware" of any issues, (personal note: I have used Apple products for years, but Continue Reading about Universities rejecting the iPad for textbooks?
In honor of the upcoming 40th Earth Day on April 22, we are exploring the question of the whether renting books is earth friendly. Here is some food for thought and we welcome your questions and comments: 1) Renting books has been happening for years in the form of buying textbooks from your local university bookstore and (hopefully) selling used textbooks after finals. However, the Continue Reading about Is renting textbooks green and eco-friendly?