These skyscraping prices of text books repel the aspiring and talented students yearning to read them. The poor ones are left with a couple of choices, either to borrow worn out older editions from libraries or borrow one from a friend and photocopy the entire book.
E-Books are definitely the easier and clever alternative these days.
As no trees are cut to produce paper (as in the case of conventional books), eBooks are considered environment-friendly. Easy page navigations with bookmarks and search options, cost savings, being available in pdf consuming less space and adjustable font size for those with challenged eyesight, eBooks score very high in utility and benefits.
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