Here is a statistic of how students find alternative solutions to solve the problem of pricey textbooks.
According to this chart, in 2013 34% students would choose to download the course content from an unauthorized website, which increased drastically by 14% compare with the year 2012. Other 31% Students choose to photocopy or scanned chapters from others’ books.
This illustrate that the e-book system could definitely help these student out from difficulty to pay for the expensive textbooks. Instead of downloading from an unsafe and unauthorized website, an e-book system should be a more helpful tool for student to get the content of the course.