When it comes to school, text books can be very costly. Some students spend anywhere from $500 to $1000 a semester on books and then they have to carry them around all semester. Here are some advantages to using electronic versions of your textbooks.
If all you need is your e-reader, you don’t have to worry about forgetting your textbook at home. You will have it with you wherever you go. Some teachers will use the textbook only periodically, so either you have to carry it around whether you need it or not or you won’t have it when the teacher decides to use it in class. This can be frustrating to students who have a lot of classes. By having e-books instead, you only need your e-reader, which is light. It also means that you can have it with you wherever you go, so if you’re waiting in the doctor’s office or for your bus to arrive, you can pull out your e-reader and do some studying.
Oftentimes, the cost of an e-book is less because it cuts down on shipping and printing costs, which can save money as you work on your online degree. Don’t expect the book to cost nothing, though. Printing and shipping is only a small percentage of the cost of printing a book. Remember that there needs to be money to pay the author, page layout specialists, graphic artists who create graphics for the book, editors, publishing house, and so on. But generally they do cost less.
So whether you would like to save money or have the books whenever you need them, e-books definitely have some advantages.