CafeScribe’s Try Now, Buy Later program extended through Fall 2010

From the press release:

Thinking about switching to digital textbooks this fall, but aren't sure if they're right for you? Just try one for free. If you like it, then you can buy it.The popular Try Now, Buy Later program, available exclusively through Follett Higher Education Group's CafeScribe® digital textbook platform, lets students and professors download and use eligible e-textbooks for seven days. Follett today announced it has extended the program through the Fall 2010 semester. The vast majority of Follett's publisher partners are participating, making more than 10,000 titles eligible in all.

To try a CafeScribe digital textbook now:

  1. Visit and pick out a title or two.
  2. Download the digital textbooks to your PC, Mac, laptop or netbook.
  3. Explore your new digital textbooks. Read, search, highlight, bookmark and annotate them. Share notes and discuss online with other readers.
  4. If you like the affordability, interactivity, navigability, portability and lighter environmental footprint of your digital textbooks, complete your transaction. All the notes you have taken will remain intact. The CafeScribe digital textbooks are yours to keep forever.
  5. In buying the eBooks, save 30 to 50 percent over the cost of new hardbound textbooks.

"It's one thing to hear about an innovative product and quite another to experience it," said Bryce Johnson, Follett's director of e-textbook solutions. "We've seen that with PCs, MP3 players, and smart phones. Once you experience a digital textbook, you'll immediately understand the advantages."

One in three individuals in the Try Now, Buy Later Program goes on to buy the e-textbook, according to a survey of participants in March 2010. Respondents cited the electronic version's lower prices and better portability.

Students and professors can find digital textbooks to try at and, or at point-of-sale displays at participating college and university bookstores.

About Nate Hoffelder (11799 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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