McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a provider of electronic and print learning materials, and Zinio, a provider of digital publishing services, are offering ebooks, an interactive, lower-cost option to the traditional textbook. Through the alliance, 150 of McGraw-Hill's college titles are now available as electronic books.
With pages that can be "turned," text that can be highlighted, and notes that can be easily inserted, the McGraw-Hill/Zinio ebook is an exact replica of the print text. But the technology provides students with full-text search capability, Web links, audio, video, archiving, and many other features. In addition, pages may be printed in high resolution and full color. To order and download a McGraw-Hill title, students need to visit the Zinio Web site. Once a student downloads the ebook to his or her computer, the student can access the ebook anywhere that computer goes, online or offline. McGraw-Hill Higher Education ebooks using Zinio technology cover a range of subject areas, including business, economics, science, engineering, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and world languages. For a complete listing of ebooks or to place an order, visit the Web site.