E-Textbooks "no cheaper" than print - report

<p>E-textbooks may not be cheaper than their printed versions, according to a new report in the United States.</p><p>The LA Weekly says that the report, from Portland State University and the City Colleges of Chicago, describes e-textbooks as &quot;expensive and impractical for a large portion of the student population&quot;.</p><p>The report claims that a lack of resale value of the digital textbook and restrictions on printing and online access to some e-books make it unwieldy for some students.</p><p>It also found that only one-third of students said they were comfortable reading textbooks on a computer screen. Three-quarters said they would prefer a print textbook to an electronic one if the costs were equal.</p>