Direct Textbook is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest. At Direct Textbook, we are proud to support students seeking aid for their college experience. For your chance to participate in our current scholarship contests click here.
The outcome of the 2016 presidential election could hinge, at least in part, on where the candidates stand on the issue of student debt. In fact, a new survey conducted by DirectTextbook.com found that 83% of college students and 65% of parents say changes must be made to reduce the stud
The Haiku Scholarship Contest is back! Directtextbook.com invites you to enter your original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word "Manifest" means to you for a chance to receive one of six $500.00 scholarships.
Students navigating the labyrinth that is financial aid would be wise to seek guidance from Jodi Okun. The founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, Okun hosts #CollegeCash on Twitter and is one of About.com's resident Money Experts.
Direct Textbook has added Textbookdollars.com to our list of buyback vendors. Now, when you search for the highest textbook buyback prices on Direct Textbook, results from TextbookDollars.com will be included in the results.
We are also excited to announce that Textbook Dollar
Direct Textbook adds access code filters to make your search even easier.
Access codes are a major pain point when buying textbooks. If you are unfamiliar with access codes you can read this post. In short they are a code that gives one person access to a set of web tools. Som
The 2015 Haiku Scholarship Contest Results Are In 09/24/15
The contest has wrapped up and all 6 winners have been identified. Thank you to each contestant for participating, we really enjoyed reading everyone's poetic thoughts on the meaning of emerge.
You can read each winning entry here: http://www.directtextbook.com/haiku
Top Quizzes for Choosing Your Degree 07/30/15
Not sure which college degree is right for you? Direct Textbook lists the best degree assessment tests so you can determine which degree best-suits your interests and follow the career path of your dreams.
Can't decide which degree to pursue? It's a common problem among college
Top 5 Free Apps for College Finances 06/08/15
College is expensive, particularly for students on tight budgets; these free apps will help you manage your money – and even make a few dollars while you’re at it
Expensive tuition, textbooks, room and board – not to mention occasional entertainment – means shoestring budgets exem
No more college and no more clutter. As spring semester comes to a close and many of us are tackling spring cleaning projects, there’s no better time than now to cash in on used
Can I Keep My Textbook Rental? 05/08/15
Want to keep your rented textbook once the rental period expires? DirectTextbook.com shows you how to buy your textbook rentals at reduced prices from popular vendors such as Chegg, BookRenter, and CampusBookRentals
Renting textbooks can be a great way to keep college costs down without r
How do you sell books? It’s one of the most commonly-asked questions we receive from our users. It’s a great question, too: while many people know Direct Textbook helps you get the best deals when buying or renting text
Direct Textbook now gives you more options than ever for buying textbooks and other books at the lowe
The Best LSAT Preparation Books: Pass the LSAT with these books 10/20/14
The LSAT (Law School Admission Test), administered by The Law School Admission Council, requires ample preparation not only to pass, but to earn a high-level score that will make you attractive to the most prestigious law schools – or, at least, the law school of your choice – in addition to ope
How to Ace The USMLE: The Best USMLE Prep Books 10/16/14
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is the most important series of tests medical students and residents will ever take. Performance on the USMLE not only dictates whether students will graduate from medical school, but also which residencies and medical career fields they’re q
The MCAT, or Medical College Admission Test, has long been a source of stress for aspiring medical students. The notorious test is designed to measure academic readiness for medical school and is administered in three sections: Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences
Shipping Books From The U.S. To Canada 08/29/14
Shipping is always a consideration when you buy and sell used books via online platforms such as Amazon, Ebay, and Chegg; you want to make sure shipping payment responsibilities are clearly defined between the buyer and seller in order to ensure a fair price for your books. Fortunately, most carrier
Scan Your Way To Cheap Textbooks with Our Improved App 08/21/14
Get the best possible prices on textbooks faster than ever with the new and improved Direct Textbook app for iPhone and Android, which now includes a convenient barcode scanner that lets you scan textbooks with your smartphone and instantly compare prices from more than 200 bookstores. Once you find
Learning With Ebooks: Help Or Hindrance? 08/04/14
There's no question ebooks are becoming popular among students and educators alike. Touted as cheaper, lighter, and feature-packed alternatives to expensive textbooks, ebooks are taking classrooms by storm across all levels of education, from elementary school to graduate school. Even librarian
Buy Textbooks Online, Get Cash Back 07/28/14
You know you need to buy textbooks for your college courses; you might also know that Direct Textbook's powerful search engine can save you money by finding the best deals on new and used textbooks. But did you know you can also earn cash back for your new and used textbook purchases simply by
The fact of the matter is that when you pay for an ebook, you might not necessarily be purchasing the textbook outright. Instead, yo
Review Of Textbook Buying Options: 2014 07/15/14
Textbook prices have skyrocketed in recent years, outpacing even the rising rates of college tuition and causing college students to seek alternative textbook sources in an effort to reduce overall education expenses. Fortunately, if you need to purchase textbooks for your college courses you have o
Demystifying Access Codes for Textbooks and College Course Materials 10/24/13
Many college textbooks today come with access codes that, accordingly, grant students access to additional course materials that enhance the learning experience. At face value, the concept of access codes seems straightforward; however, when skyrocketing tuition fees, textbook prices, and other col
Guest Post: 4 Apps to Get Organized for Midterms and Finals 10/17/13
When exam season rolls around, the last thing you want to do is scramble around to find all the info you need to study. Instead of stressing over simply getting your notes, study materials, and exam dates in order, you should concentrate on reviewing the exam material! To curb the stress that surrou
DT Mobilized: Mobile Website, Android App, and iPhone App Now Live 10/09/13
We're happy to announce the power of DirectTextbook's 200 plus bookstore search is now available in a fast loading mobile version. No more swipe, pinch, tap, and tap again to see the lowest prices. They will now be presented to you in a format optimized for whatever screen you may have. Th
Quick Like a Bunny; DT Just Got a Bit Faster. 10/03/13
In an effort to make your book browsing/buying/renting/selling experience a little bit better we have just rolled out some site changes that should speed things up quite a bit.
The changes have been thoroughly tested but if you have any problems or see something we missed please let us k
Are Ebooks Viable Alternatives To College Textbooks? 09/04/13
The popularity of digital books, particularly mainstream novels and non-fiction ebooks for popular ebook readers such as Kindle and Nook, has led to a surge in the availability of textbooks in ebook format. Yet despite the fact that etextbooks can save 50 percent or more off new hardcopy prices, man
Top Contests for Back-to-school 08/09/13
Enter your original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word "metamorphosis" means to you for a chance to receive one of six $500.00 scholarships from Direct Textbook. Due by: September 10th, 2013 Haiku Contest Info
Direct Textbook isnt the only student se
Top Textbook Coupons for Back-to-school 08/09/13
We searched across the web and found what we think are the top coupons for textbooks. If we missed any great opportunities, please add it to the comments.
Top back-to-school textbook coupons...
BookRenter Coupon Codes: 5% Off Rentals (Expires 09/01/13) Use coupon code &qu
New To Ordering Textbooks Online? Avoid These Common Pitfalls 07/30/13
If you're new to ordering textbooks online, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the plethora of online textbook ordering options available. Moreover, you might be wary of well-publicized Internet scams or wonder whether you'll truly receive the textbooks you pay for. The following prese
10 Secrets for Saving Big on Textbooks 07/30/13
The price of college textbooks has increased by 812 percent since 1978 – more than housing, medical care, and even college tuition. In fact, the average four-year college student can now expect to spend nearly $1,200 on textbooks; and some students might be required to spend that much in a single
Top 10 Back-to-school Coupons and Discounts 07/11/13
We searched all over the web and have put together what we think are the top ten best coupons and special offers for textbooks. If we have missed anything please let us know by leaving a comment.
Direct Textbook Makes Its YouTube Debut 05/30/13
We have created a couple of animated videos to illustrate the essence of what Direct Textbook is for new users. They are viewable on our new YouTube Channel.
The first video is a brief overview of how Direct Textbook helps with all your book purchasing needs. It is intended to introduce u
Textbook Buying: What's Legal... and What Isn't 04/29/13
As if tuition and living expenses weren't enough financial stress for college students, the escalating prices of textbooks can be enough to keep students up at night worrying about how they're going to pay for their educations. Since 1978, the average price of textbooks has increased by 18
Part 2 of this series examined reasons why you can't sleep. Part 3 looks at what you can do to improve your sleep, and in turn have a better quality of life. This final post details exact steps you can take to manage your sleep habits, and how to be on the lookout for actions that
Chegg Homework Help Review 03/28/13
Need homework help? Chegg's new Homework Help service promises to get the answers to your course homework questions fast – and lets you earn points toward prizes by answering other users' questions. Direct Textbook delved deep into the new Chegg Homework Help interface to find out how it
Getting a good night's sleep is one of the most critical aspects to professional and academic performance, health, and happiness. Unfortunately, many of us don't get enough sleep. When you don't get enough sleep, your work and school performance suffers, your health suffer
Direct Textbook In-Stock Notifications Get Upgraded 03/14/13
Books come in all kinds of formats. Besides the standard new or used editions, you can also get eBooks, rentals, teachers editions, or international versions. Direct Textbook consolidates all these formats into one page making it as easy as possible to find the exact version of the book you want. Bu
Goodreads.com added to our review section 02/26/13
Goodreads.com reviews link has been added to the Direct Textbook book page. Now you can get quick access to all the great reviews you can find on Good Reads in addition to Amazon, Powells, Barnes&Noble and AbeBooks.
Don't know what Goodreads.com is? Check it out www.goodreads.com
Flipsy.com: a new project from Direct Textbooks, Inc 02/21/13
We have been working on a new project over the last few months that we are excited to share with you for the first time, Flipsy.com. Using some of the same technology and experience that makes Direct Textbook the best online book price comparison site Flipsy.com makes it fast and easy to sell used
DT new feature alert: Amazon Prime now included in results 02/12/13
Looking to get your book in less than 3 days? Now you can find books that qualify for Amazon's Prime service. Amazon prime is a membership service provided by Amazon that gives you free 2 day shipping on millions of books and products. In addition to free 2 day shipping, you also get access to
The Top 4 Sites for Online Study Help 02/08/13
Getting online study help when you need it most is crucial to staying on top of your game at school. But how can you be sure you’re getting the right answers - you know, the ones your professors are looking for?
The following sites not only give you answers straight from your textbooks
* Techdirt provides a good assessment of why a school district is switching back to print books after spending 2 million dollars on an e-textbook program. Learn why... http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201212
Haiku Scholarship Contest Update 10/01/12
The contest has wrapped up and all 6 winners have been identified. A big thank you to all who participated, we really enjoyed reading each haiku. Everyone did a great job of summarizing what the back to school season means to them.
You can read each winning entry here: http://www.direc
2012 Direct Textbook Essay Contest Update 08/10/12
The winner of our 2012 back-to-school essay contest has been selected. The vast majority of the entries were well written and enjoyable to read. We really appreciate the time and effort everyone put into their essay.
You can read the winning essay here: http://www.directtextbook.com/scho
5 Tips to Save on Textbooks 08/09/12
We have some good news and some bad news. First the bad news, which you were probably already aware of, textbooks are an every growing part of the expense of college. Now the the good news, competition in the online used and rental textbook market can help you save 50-90% on your books.
If you want to enter our Facebook drawing and have the chance to win $100 like Claudia, just post the amount of your savings using DirectTextbook.com to our Facebook wall. You will be automatically entered
Scholarship Update + 6 New Scholarships 08/02/12
We are happy to let you know we now have 6 more scholarship opportunities available. Enter the 2012 Direct Textbook Back-to-School Haiku Scholarship Contest for an opportunity to win one of six $500.00 cash awards.
Learn more about the contest here: http://www.directtextbook.com/haiku
This means we now search for available ebook inventory on all three major ereaders (Kindle, Nook and Kobo). We also search more than 20 other bookstores that offer ebooks for use on computers, tablets and smartphones.
If you want to know
New Facebook Drawing Winner this Week 07/20/12
Kristin M. is our most recent winner of the $100 Direct Textbook Facebook drawing. She saved $31.25 on her books just by searching on DirectTextbook.com.
To enter the drawing post the amount of your savings using the site to our Facebook wall. It could mean $100 in your pocket!
New Site Design 06/25/12
DirectTextbook.com got a new look and feel over the weekend with an updated site design. You will still find all your favorite tools and features on the site, just with a little different look.
If you have thoughts or concerns about the new design, please send us an email at service@dir
Facebook Drawing Update 06/21/12
Congratulations to Michelle S., this week's winner in our $100 Facebook drawing. She won $100 and you could too! All you need to do is post the amount of your savings using DirectTextbook.com on our Facebook wall, and you are entered to win. Good luck!
DirectTextbook.com Facebook P
Online Buyback Stores - Who Does it Best? 06/12/12
A few weeks ago we posted about our experience selling used textbooks back to online stores. Below is an update to that post, showing which stores we actually used, and what our experience was when selling our books to these stores.
• Amazon.com (trade in): 9 books total sold, 4 were re
Trade your used books for extra cash 06/07/12
Old textbooks lying around? Use the DirectTextbook.com buyback price comparison to get the most cash for your used books. Just enter the ISBN number of the book or books you have to sell into our buyback search, and we will show you the highest price from over 20 online stores.
This year we increased the prize amounts and added a 3rd place prize.
You can find all the details and the application form using the link below:
Exclusive coupon from Half.com 05/24/12
Half.com gave us an exclusive coupon, and it is good until the end of May. See details below and get your savings today!
Use coupon code directtextbookHalf12 to get 12% off books (offer expires 05/31/2012. Max discount $25.)
Get your books for less with these coupons 05/16/12
Save even more money on your upcoming book purchases by combining the DirectTextbook.com 200+ online bookstore price comparison with bookstore coupons. Find the best price for your book and any applicable coupons in one search.
A few of the coupons currently available:
Facebook Drawing - Winner Update 05/15/12
Congratulations to Christina B for winning $100 in our Facebook drawing this week. Remember you can't win if you don't participate! All you need to do is post on our Facebook page how much you saved on textbooks using DirectTextbook.com. Good luck!
Are your old textbooks weighing you down? 05/15/12
Do you have textbooks you no longer need? You probably know you can sell your unwanted books back to the school bookstore and pocket some change, but did you know how much more you can pocket from selling them online?
It’s not a difficult thing to do. It doesn’t take much more than s
Facebook Drawing - Winner Update 05/03/12
Ariel Sue J. won a cool $100 in our May 1st Facebook drawing. Congratulations! Thanks to all who participated and the next drawing will be held May 15th.
To participate, post the amount of your savings using DirectTextbook.com on our facebook wall here:
Get the best price for your used books 04/26/12
The time to sell used textbooks is fast approaching. Using Direct Textbook's buyback price comparison search allows you to see the buyback prices from over 25 online stores and find the best price for your book.
To find all the online stores currently buying your book just enter the
Facebook Drawing - Winner Update 04/03/12
Congratulations to Christopher M., who won $100 in our April 3rd Facebook drawing. We really appreciate everyone's participation and enjoy reading about your savings. Next drawing is April 17th.
To enter simply post on our Direct Textbook Facebook page how much you saved on textb
Filter Prices by Book Format on DirectTextbook.com 07/21/11
While buying textbooks online can save you a great deal it can be difficult to determine which book will meet your needs. If you look at the listing for this popular textbook College Algebra in Context you will see in the left hand column where it says "Displaying" that we show 7 different
DirectTextbook.com Essay Contest Scholarship 2011 07/05/11
DirectTextbook.com is having an essay contest scholarship for Fall 2011. First prize is $1000 and the runner up gets $250. To see eligibility requirements and apply for the scholarship use the link below.
Summary of Ebook Survey Results 06/14/11
Congratulations to the winner of the drawing and thanks to all who participated. User feedback is very important to us we appreciate people taking the time to complete the survey.
In our survey, 27% of responders were already using Ebooks, and 40% planned on using them in the future.
Coupon and Deal Roundup 06/07/11
Summer is a great time to start saving! DirectTextbook.com helps you save both time and money on your next book purchase.
First, we give you the ability to compare all available online store prices for your particular book on one page. Looking for a used book, rental, or Ebook? We sho
Get more cash for your used textbooks from DirectTextbook.com 04/28/11
Get more cash for your textbooks with the DirectTextbook.com buyback search. Did you know there are over 25 online buyback stores that will buy your used textbooks? Many of these online stores offer more cash than the school bookstore, and free shipping to get the books to them! Our search allows yo
Summer Vacation Giveaway from Valore 04/26/11
One of our textbook partners, ValoreBooks.com, is having a summer vacation giveaway. You can win some really great prizes and no purchase is necessary to win. Check out their facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/valorebooks to enter. Good luck!
Textbook reviews wanted! 04/21/11
We need your help to get the word out on what you thought of your textbooks this year. Student reviews of their textbooks help professors and other instructors know which books helped people learn, and which did not have value. If you have an opinion about any of the textbooks you used this year,
Hello from Direct Textbook! 04/19/11
Welcome to our blog. We will be using this blog to let our visitors know about all the good stuff we have going on in the future.
We will posting site updates, special coupons, contests, scholarships, and requests for user feedback. Let us know if there is anything in particular you w