01-19-2013 06:38 PM
I bought an iPad thinking I'd be able to use it for textbooks. I rented an ebook though my school's BN bookstore. Not only did it take over a day to get the access code (I later learned they originally didn't order the ebook version of the book from the publisher), however once I did get it I soon realized that the ebook is "not compatible" with the nook iPad app, nor is it accessible via a website. You cannot print to PDF, and you can only print 10 pages at a time! I understand DRM limitations, however this is a little much. Though I do not, I understand why people pirate this stuff. Next time I'll be buying directly from the publisher. The very same textbook is available both on a website and in an app with them!
It's 2013; you can do better then this.