New library module spurs eBook adoption

September 4, 2014 - Kindle Unlimited


Kindle Unlimited still not a answer to tyro needs, though one library might have a answer

ebook-adoption-libraryLast month, Amazon expelled a use Kindle Unlimited, that allows users to review from a preference of 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99/month on any device.

However, Kindle Unlimited is also not a initial of a kind. Its competitors embody Oyster and Entitle, services that offer significantly fewer books than Kindle Unlimited for a somewhat reduce monthly rate. With Entitle, users are singular to a series of books they obtain a month, though they possess their downloads forever.

Some are asking, ‘What do total services like these offer students?’ and ‘what will this meant for aloft education?’

Even with a sepulchral attention surrounding subscription eBook services, presumably students still cite imitation textbooks to digital textbooks, according to a news expelled by a National Association of College Stores.

Part of a reason students are still delayed to adopt all-online books are since imitation textbooks are easier to use and have improved note-taking ability, students pronounced in an online survey from San Jose State University.

So what can campuses do to improved broach eBook services to students, and will a imitation text always reign?

(Next page: Libraries over business services?)

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