In March 2011, a study by the research division of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) found that 75% of college students across the United States still preferred to have a print copy of their textbooks rather than a digital one. Although there was a 6% increase in digital textbook purchases over the previous year, digital textbooks are still quite far from taking over the college textbook market. Continue reading
"In order to better understand the e-reading habits of college students, a pilot study was conducted to test which e-book features students used and valued." (PDF)
Through a partnership with three major K-12 textbook publishers—McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—Apple is offering interactive textbooks through its iBooks store at $14.99 or less.
The US Government's n ambitious plan earlier this year to get schools to switch from print to digital textbooks by 2017.
Despite the substantial investments states and districts have made in digital textbooks, and claims from proponents that they save schools money, many officials remain skeptical.
This eLib Supporting Study was conceived to investigate the incidence and nature of the publishing of electronic scholarly monographs and textbooks in the United Kingdom.