A big source of grief for university students is the high cost of textbooks, but Google Canada promises to lighten their load, literally. Students are being offered up to 80 percent off the cover price of their textbooks by downloading them through Google Play Books.
Google says textbooks covering many subjects – in both English in French – can be purchased or rented. These include “thousands of textbooks from the top publishers,” Google Canada said on its official Canadian blog.
As an extra perk, a user’s textbook library is automatically synced to cloud and can be accessed from more than one device. It is compatible on with Android devices, iOS, and the Internet.
For those who worry that a tangible textbook might be more convenient, Google has a solution.
“You can instantly search within a textbook for a particular word or phrase, bookmark chapters and pages, highlight and annotate key passages and get quick access to dictionaries, translation tools, Wikipedia and Google search,” said the post.
So, for those who are trying to make the school year as ergonomic as possible, Google Play Books may be a viable option.
*Source: Google Canada Blog