I was very excited to receive my new eDGe and particularly to use the great e-textbbook features that I have read so much about. As soon as my device came in the mail I rushed to the e-text tab on the eDGe site.
I was so disappointed to find that the majority of the college texts - all those from Cengage and McGraw-Hill - have limited reader timeframes - 180 or 365 days! I use my textbook for YEARS as backup references, refreshers and resources for other courses. Paying $100 or more for a book that expires just does not work for me.
I understand that many students do not care to keep their texts like I do. However, they should at least have an option of one that does not expire - similar to buying a real book that you can keep on your shelf as long as you like.
This severely impacts the usefulness of my eDGe.