Free Textbooks for All?
Students and readers alike can now download, print and distribute almost 750,000 e-books for free from the World eBook Fair. The eBook Fair is sponsored by The World Public Library Consortia, one of the largest providers of e-books online. Founded in 1996, the World Electronic Book Library Consortia is a global effort to preserve and disseminate classic works, commercial books, textbooks, encyclopedias and other reference works in an array of languages to a worldwide public.
The World eBook Fair will last from July 4th to Aug. 4th,, during which time users can legally download any book they want from the 125 vast collections available. The e-books, which include instructional materials, government documents and textbooks, can be read with Adobe Reader. To access the World eBook Fair, visit http://www.worldebookfair.com/.
This great project is a breath of fresh air for students' suffocating wallets. It is perfect for those that need commonly published and out-of-copyright books, such as "A Tale of Two Cities" or "Pride and Prejudice," but unfortunately, students looking for current textbooks on the eBook Fair Web site will likely be disappointed. Since textbooks are copyrighted, the only ones available for free are the antiquated texts.
So until textbooks are free for all, let Campusbooks.com help you find the cheapest price available for your textbooks! See a sample comparison page of the textbook "Biology" by Campbell and Reece. Retail price for that book is $158.67. Lowest price on CampusBooks.com? $50.99 — for a brand new book!
The World eBook Fair: http://www.worldebookfair.com/
The World Public Library Consortia: http://worldpubliclibrary.org/AboutUs.htm