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College Textbooks: Tricks To Help You Save On Them

College Textbooks: Tricks To Help You Save On Them

By Ellisha Rader Mannering August 12, 2014

College is expensive and if you are lucky enough to be able to afford tuition, you still have to come up with enough money to buy all of the necessary tools and supplies for each semester or quarter. College textbooks …

Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business
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Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I …

Apple iBooks Vs. Traditional Textbooks [Infographic] Apple iBooks Vs. Traditional Textbooks [Infographic]

Yes it is the digital age, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be digital. If you’re Apple however, it should be your mission to at least offer everything in a digital format and that’s pretty much what they do. …

Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads Sweden Looks To Replace Textbooks With iPads
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Sweden seems to have taken Nolan Bushnell’s words to heart. A school system in the country wants to modernize teaching with computer integration. A suburb of Stockholm, Sollentuna, is proposing that the public schools do away with textbooks by 2013. …

Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days Apple Sells 350,000 Textbooks In Three Days

Apple’s announcement on Thursday that they were entering into the textbook market was generally met with enthusiasm, despite controversy over the EULA for their new iBooks Author tool. The program promised to deliver textbooks as interactive ebooks for $14.99 or …

iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20% iPad Textbook App For Algebra Boosts Student Math Scores 20%

Apple may have re-invented the wheel this time, insofar you can consider the wheel as an algebra textbook. Over the past year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of textbooks that you and me and everyone else we know have used since …

Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App

Apple announced the launch of iBooks 2 in New York City today. As expected, the update to Apple’s e-reader software is aimed squarely at textbooks. Textbooks in iBooks 2 include an amazing array of interactive features, including videos, interactive 3D …

Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software? Apple About To Launch New Pages, iBooks Software?

All anyone knows for certain about the Apple event that starts in just a few minutes is that it is related to education. The rumor mill is generally agreed, though, that the announcement will involve textbooks and iBooks in some …

Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader Chegg Announces Web-Based eTextbook Reader
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Chegg, a website specializing in the sale and rental of textbooks, has announced a new way to study. Their new eTextbook Reader is a web-based e-reader allowing users to access their textbooks from any HTML5-compatible web browser. Chegg’s eTextbook Reader …

Borders Launches Online Textbook Marketplace

Borders has launched a new "Textbook Marketplace" that allows users to buy and sell new and used textbooks.

The Marketplace features more than 1.4 million titles including a selection of used textbooks at a savings of up to 90 percent. Users can also earn cash via the site’s used textbook buyback option.

"College students spend nearly $1,000 each year on textbooks according to some estimates. That’s a sizable financial burden for students and families, especially in this challenging economic climate," said Borders CEO Mike Edwards.