Textbooks?

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    When I get my iPad I would love to be able to load digital copies of the textbooks I need for my classes. Does anyone know any good sites for e-textbooks? Format isn't really an issue, just as long as there's an app to open the file.
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    I'm doing this as well. I using the sites: Amazon, Cengage, & Coursesmart respectively.
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    I primarily use CourseSmart. But only for books that I don't plan on keeping.
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    Does your campus bookstore provide this option? Some formats will not read on an iPad. If they are in Adobe Digital Editions, you will need the Bluefire app to read them.

    I see you are in Indiana. I hope you're not going to Perdew, are you?

    <==== IU-B grad.
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    For books you do plan to keep, what do you prefer? I'm really try avoid buying physical books. The reluctance of publishers to release textbooks for purchase is rather disappointing.
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    All of my Psychology, Physics, and medical sciences books I have in hardback physical format.
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    I have been buying my books with Amazon and reading them on the Kindle app. Seems to work fine. The highlighting function on Kindle is a pain and there are no page numbers, so you sometimes have figure out what sections you are reading or having to look up, etc. Other than that, no problem.

    iBooks does not seem to have textbooks yet. I have not tried the Nook, nor have I tried renting a textbook.

    Good luck.
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