Digital Textbooks in the student arena are gaining more traction in the industry. With the success of tablets and e-readers, many students are scrapping their physical textbooks and moving into a most cost effective digital frontier. CourseSmart today announced that it has saved students more than $100M on etextbooks and digital course materials since it was founded in 2007.
In the educational segment, Coursesmart is one of the leading companies to provide a comprehensive service that allows students to save up to 60% by going digital. In the USA and United Kingdom, the company offers 90% of the core textbooks in use today. They currently offer over 30,000 titles from over 33 publishers.
“CourseSmart was founded on the principal of expanding access to higher education by offering students significant savings on their required course materials, and as thecost of earning a degree continues to rise, it is essential that students have digital options. We could not be more proud of reaching this significant milestone of saving students more than $100 million dollars,” said Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. “CourseSmart’s savings go beyond the textbook sticker price, because students can access their digital course materials without having to purchase a dedicated device or specific eReader.”
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.