This is a great article about the era of Online Textbook in the future such as PDF, Epub, and so on.
This info graphic from online education.net shows us that almost all the textbooks or general books in the near future will be published only into online versions. For example, Korea is pursuing a huge project on converting all books to online versions by 2015 and it then will be 2 billion online books. What a magnificent project it is.
As someone who has just bought an iPad, I can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars. PDF and ePub files can be uploaded instantly, and then annotated with your stylus pen or finger. Let’s face it, if you were a student, what would you rather have? 10 heavy textbooks or a thin much lighter iPad? According to this infographic by OnlineEducation, 1 in 4 students would prefer digital books so much that they would give up sex for a month in order to get them. Now there’s some dedicated fans for you…….