6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Tech Minute: Where you can buy digital textbooks

About Video Transcript

Tech Minute: Where you can buy digital textbooks

1:03 /

Say goodbye to heavy backpacks this school year and hello to digital textbooks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best places to find great deals on digital books.

[MUSIC] When you think of digital books, I'm sure Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iBooks come to mind. Both are good sources for digital textbooks. And, as you already know, the services are compatible on a wide range of devices. Amazon will let you borrow a book for a desired length of time. Where as you have to purchase a digital copy outright from Apple. Another good option is ecampus.com. The site claims to carry over 100000 different titles that are available for purchase or rent. The service let's you share information with other users and access the content through apps on your IOS or Android devices. Inkling is another web site that synchs with your mobile device and offers hundreds of text books, especially in the business and medical field. Readers will enjoy the easy to navigate site. And of course be sure to check with your teacher professor to make sure he is okay with digital copies, and triple check to make sure you're purchasing the correct edition. In San Francisco I'm [UNKNOWN] at C.net.com for CBS news. [MUSIC]

New releases

The real reason you should buy an e-book reader
1:20 April 2, 2015
CNET's own Luke Westaway reveals why he loves his Kindle more than his headphones, his games console -- and even his smartphone.
Play video
We found this old episode of the show in an archive (Tomorrow Daily 154)
21:01 April 1, 2015
Deep in our basement here at CNET, we discovered a dusty VHS copy of one of the earliest episodes of the show, where we talk about...
Play video
2016 Scion iM: even automakers get hand-me-downs
1:15 April 1, 2015
The teenaged Scion brand inherits a small wagon from its parent company Toyota's global lineup.
Play video
2016 Scion iA: Built by Mazda, branded by Scion
1:23 April 1, 2015
Scion's first ever sedan has a sporty secret. It's actually a Mazda2.
Play video
Jaguar's 2016 XF gets a much needed update
1:29 April 1, 2015
Just when the current XF was starting to feel outdated, the Jag gets a high-tech redesign
Play video
What's free on Xbox and PlayStation: April 2015
2:27 April 1, 2015
Check out the free games of April 2015 available on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live's Games with Gold services.
Play video
Whirlpool's Gold Series gas oven looks great but cooks slowly
2:04 April 1, 2015
Priced at a premium $1,749 the Whirlpool WEG730H0DS Gold Series gas range has expensive looks, is crafted from sturdy stainless steel,...
Play video
Lincoln Continental Concept shows the future of American Luxury in New York
1:47 April 1, 2015
Lincoln's new Continental Concept is looking lovely on the show floor of the New York International Auto Show. Let's take a closer...
Play video