Publishers push to begin moving demand for used textbook sales into digital textbooks
POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Finding inexpensive ways to purchase expensive college textbooks has led to a thriving industry online in used textbooks, but experts say that will soon change.
Whether you are looking to buy or even rent for a semester, publishers are behind a push to satisfy the used textbook demand with a newer technology in digital textbooks.
"Publishers are being flexible to make sure they can still get money from you whether it's a digital format rather than having you buy it from a student from last semester," said Bridget Carey, a Senior Editor for CNET.com.
It's taking a while for users to warm up to digital textbooks, however, as shown in a recent survey of over 500 college students which found that nearly 60% still prefer the print version.