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BooksOnBoard Discounts Textbooks In Support of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Digital Textbooks Initiative


BooksOnBoard announces 25% off list price on textbooks with promo code ArnoldOnBoard, valid through June 30th. On June 9th, Governor Schwarzenegger of California announced the Digital Textbooks Initiative. High school math and science classes will begin the switch to digital textbooks, paving the way for digitized content throughout the school system.

The Governor cited cost, convenience, diminished environmental impact, and interactive learning as some of the main advantages of eBooks.

“Number one, you don’t have to carry around this heavy load in your bag, in your school bag, which my kids always complain about,” said the Governor. “You know, these 50 lbs. of school bags that they’re schlepping around. And then, number two, I think it will help because you don’t have to cut down as many trees. Think about that, how much paper is being used in those textbooks. And it makes education and learning much more fun, because it’s interactive and it helps the bottom line in our schools and helps them with their finances.”

BooksOnBoard has championed the switch to eBooks in schools and universities for these reasons. For graduation season, the eBook retailer is offering a $99 Sony eBook Reader with $500 Gift Certificate purchase.

“Traditional hardbound textbooks are adopted in six-year cycles, so as soon as they are printed, then the next six years you don’t get the latest information,” said Governor Schwarzenegger while explaining the initiative. “So digital textbooks will change, of
course, all of that; they can be frequently updated to better prepare our students. And there will also be more opportunities for interactive learning and you know how exciting interactive action is.”

For more about the initiative, please visit Governor Schwarzenegger’s website:

BooksOnBoard ( is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks, downloadable audio books, Sony PRS-505 eBook Readers, Sony PRS-700 eBook Readers, and Cybook eBook Readers. Known for strong customer support and aggressive prices, BooksOnBoard has the largest eBook catalog online with over 300,000 titles. BooksOnBoard also offers a mobile site for the iPhone; directions on how to download to your iPhone or iPod Touch are available here: For the latest from BooksOnBoard, subscribe to the RSS feed:


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