EBooks and College Students: Still Not a Match

May 2011
Educational Marketer;5/9/2011, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p5
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The article reports on the result of a survey on electronic books and college students in the U.S. The National Association of College Stores finds out a continued growth in the reception of electronic books. The survey tells that most college students still prefer the printed textbooks compared to the digital and electronic textbooks with a percentage of 75.2% for print and 24.8% for electronic textbooks.


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