Quote from iamleeann
Is anyone planning to buy the e-book package? I'm wanting to know if you like e-books compared to regular text. I've never used an e-book before (they weren't available last time I was in college) and I don't have an e-reader/kindle because I'm not much of a reader. I talked with someone at the bookstore and she went thru some of the pros and cons with me. Just wondering who likes the e-books and why because I can't decide whether I should give them a try.
I've used textbooks along with the corresponding e-books for the first time this year. Here are a cpl of my PROS: You don't have to have a nook or kindle. You can download the software to your laptop or home computer easily. #1-if you want to search something in your textbook, it may take you a few minutes to flip through the index and chapters, but in the e-book, you can type in the search field and you'll get a list of everything related to that search. #2- you can type important notes and comments directly into your e-books. These notes are saved and will always be available. You can then see a full report of all notes . #3-you can highlight text in your e-book with multiple colors and as much as you want. #4-you can print any page from your e-book, you can print pages with notes, pages with highlights, etc. Also, it has the same exact info as your book.
CONS: the e-book doesn't show exactly the same as your text. You may not know which page is which unless you look closely at your monitor. And your eyes may get tired from using your e-book a lot.
It all depends on personal preference really. I don't think it's an absolutely necessity. They're more convenient, if anything. But if you don't feel like carrying all of those heavy books everywhere, you'll still have them available on your iPad, laptop, smartphone, etc. Hope this helps a little!