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  • 2014
    • August
      • 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

    • July
      • 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

      • Do You Actually Own The Ebooks You Pay For?
        07/21/14
        Ebooks have become a popular way to save money on college textbook expenses; but do you actually own the ebooks you pay for? The answer might surprise you.

        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

  • 2013
    • October
      • 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

    • September
      • 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

    • August
      • Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Store & Boundless Added to eBook Search
        08/22/13
        DT added 3 new ebook stores (Apple iBookstore, Sony ereader store & Boundless) to its already awesome ebook search making it even awesomer.

        Happy ebook shopping!

      • 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

    • July
      • 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

      • Announcing the DirectTextbook.com Haiku Scholarship Contest
        07/23/13
        It's here again, the 2013 DirectTextbook.com Haiku Scholarship Contest. There are six awards available:

        Two $500.00 Scholarships: Haikus selected by Direct Textbook.
        Two $500.00 Scholarships: Haikus with the most votes
        Two $500.00 Scholarships: Haiku entries selected at ra

      • Showing Availability for More Amazon Kindle Books
        07/19/13
        We were only showing availability for some Amazon Kindle titles. We now display availability for all Amazon Kindle titles.

      • Bookrenter Now Offering Used Books for Sale
        07/18/13
        Bookrenter is liquidating some of their textbook rental inventory. We just added these listings to the Direct Textbook results.

        More new listings are on their way...

      • 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.

        Top 10 back-to-school coupons and discounts...

        1. CampusBookRentals: Get 7% off wi

    • June
      • DirectTextbook.com 2013 Scholarship Essay Contest Now Open
        06/19/13
        The DirectTextbook.com 2013 Scholarship Essay Contest is now open. 3 cash prizes will be awarded in August, $2500 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $250 for third place.

        You can find out more and apply by visiting our scholarship page at here.



    • May
      • 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

    • April
      • 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

      • Shut Eye Gone Awry - Better Sleep, Better Life (part 3 of a 3 part series)
        04/27/13


        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

      • Shut Eye Gone Awry – Reasons Why You Can't Sleep (part 2 of a 3 part series)
        04/01/13
        In Part 1 of this series it was established that getting a good night's sleep is imperative to health, happiness and personal safety, as well as academic and professional success. Part 2 of this 3-part series details why you might not be getting enough sleep, and how to find out the amount of

    • March
      • 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

      • Shut Eye Gone Awry – How Sleep Loss Affects You (part 1 of a 3 part series)
        03/15/13


        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

      • Direct Textbook receives an Instalanche!
        03/04/13


        In response to a link on Instapundit about Robert Morris University making textbooks available in their library, we mentioned our library search for any book.

        Glenn graciously mentioned Direct Textbook on his site, and we got to feel the surge of the 'Instalanche' of

    • March
      • 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

      • New feature on Direct Textbook: Look inside the book before you buy with Google Book Preview
        02/08/13
        You can now sneak a peak inside the book with book previews through
        Google Book Search. You can also view and search the text without
        leaving Direct Textbook. This feature is not available for all books.
        If it is available you will see a Google Book Preview button under the
        book

    • January
      • Textbook Market News
        01/31/13
        What's happening in the wild world of 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

      • BISG Student preferences: ebooks, rentals and tablet
        01/29/13
        From BISG some interesting stats...

        * preference for print over digital texts dropped from 72% in November
        2011 to 60% in late 2012.

        * satisfaction with ebooks declined in 2012,only 26% of students citing
        they were “very satisfied” with their digital text, down fr

      • Half.com 10% and 12% coupons expiring
        01/17/13
        New customer 12% off and existing customer 10% off Half.com coupons expire on Friday.

      • Now searching the O'Reilly print and ebook database
        01/10/13
        We just added the entire O'Reilly book database for both print and ebook formats.

        Direct Textbook now searches over 15 online bookstores that offer ebooks.

      • Great Deals for Back-To-School... 20% Off and Free Two-Day shipping
        01/08/13
        Find your book with Direct Textbook and you will also find all the available coupons for that book. Here are two of the great offers you can find...

        1. Half.com 10% off for existing customers and 12% off for new customers

        Sign up for the Direct Textbook cash back program and g

      • 10 Reasons to Use Direct Textbook as Your Book Search Engine
        01/08/13
        1. Amazon doesn't have every book in the world.

        Amazon is great. We recommend them, but they don't have every book in every format. Direct Textbook searches Amazon, plus over 50 other online bookstores and sources.

        2. Compare prices on different formats: used, new, or

  • 2012
    • December
      • Winter Photo Essay Contest - Now Open
        12/18/12
        You could win one of six $500 prizes in our Winter photo essay contest going on now.

        To enter, submit an original picture of your favorite Winter study space.

        See details and apply here: http://www.directtextbook.com/photocontest

        Good Luck!

      • New Coupons Equal Big Savings
        12/18/12
        We have some great new coupons for the upcoming textbook season:

        - Half.com: New shoppers get 12% off books and all shoppers get 10% off books (min. order $25)

        - Amazon.com: Students only, get free two-day shipping with the free Amazon student program

        - Alibris: R

    • October
      • 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

    • August
      • 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.

      • Facebook Drawing - New Winner
        08/02/12
        Congratulations to Claudia R., she is our newest Facebook drawing winner for $100!

        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
    • July
      • New Half.com Coupons
        07/25/12
        We just added two very good Half.com coupons.

        15% off with a $50.00 minimum purchase and a max discount of $50.00 for new Half.com customers
        Coupon Code: HALFBTS15

        12% off with a $50.00 minimum purchase and a max discount of $50.00 for existing Half.com customers
        Cou

      • Ebook Search Now Includes Kobo Ebooks
        07/20/12
        We just added Kobo ebooks to our search.

        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!
      • 2012 Scholarship Essay Contest Closes Sunday!
        07/12/12
        This week is the last call for anyone who wants to participate in our 2012 DirectTextbook.com scholarship essay contest. Grand prize is $2500 and runner up is $1000.

        Find all the details and application here:

        http://www.directtextbook.com/scholarship.php

        We look for

      • New Facebook Drawing Winner
        07/10/12
        Jose M. won $100 in our July 3rd Facebook drawing, congratulations!

        You can enter to win your own $100 prize by posting the amount of savings you got using www.DirectTextbook.com our Facebook page here:

        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Direct-Te

        Best of luck!

    • June
      • 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.

        Search for

      • Facebook Drawing Winner Update
        06/05/12
        Raul R. won $100 in our facebook drawing this week. Congratulations! Next drawing is June 19th.

        You can enter by posting to our facebook page the amount of savings you got on textbooks by using DirectTextbook.com. Good luck!

    • May
      • DirectTextbook.com 2012 Essay Contest Scholarship
        05/31/12
        Our 2012 essay contest scholarship has arrived and we are now accepting applications.

        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:

        http://www.directtextbook.com/schol

      • 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:

        - Save

      • 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:


        http://www.facebo

    • April
      • 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

      • New Facebook Drawing Winner Today
        04/17/12
        Congratulations to Benjamin R., winner of the April 17th DirectTextbook.com Facebook drawing.

        Benjamin won $100 just for posting the amount of his savings using DirectTextbook.com on our Facebook wall, and you can too. Next drawing is May 1st. Good luck!

      • Save even more on your books with these coupons
        04/10/12
        We have over 20 coupons up on on the site right now that can help you save even more on your book purchases. Here are some highlights:


        • Ecampus.com: Get $5 off orders over $100

        • Campusbookrentals.com: Get 7% off any order

        • Booksamillion.com: Get $20 o

      • 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

  • 2011
    • September
      • 2011 Haiku Scholarship Winners
        09/30/11
        The following winners have been selected in the DirectTextbook.com haiku scholarship contest.

        First random drawing $500
        Camill F. read this haiku

        Second random drawing $500
        Jessica S. read this haiku

        First weekly winner with most votes $100
        Jamie

      • Back-to-School Haiku Contest Update
        09/16/11
        The DirectTextbook.com haiku contest is now closed. We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated, and we really enjoyed reading the entries.

        We will let you know who the winning entries are on or before September 30th. Good luck!

    • August
      • Top 10 back-to-school Coupons and Discounts
        08/23/11
        Top 10 back-to-school Coupons and Discounts

        We searched high and low across the web and found what we think are the top ten best coupons and special offers for textbooks. If we missed anything please add it to the comments.

        With out further adieu here are the top 10...
      • Back-to-school Contest Round Up
        08/23/11
        Below are back-to-school contests and promotions being run by some of the 200+ online bookstores we search on our site.

        Check them out and good luck!

        Valorebooks
        $3000 dorm room makeover
        Buy or rent books from Valore.com, then post your savings on their facebook wall

      • DirectTextbook.com Scholarship Winner Selected
        08/10/11
        We selected the winner of the 2011 DirectTextbook.com essay contest. You can read the winning essay here

        http://www.directtextbook.com/scholarship.php

        Thanks to everyone that participated! We had over 7000 entries so the selection process was not easy and we received some outst

      • Get updated bookstore coupons at DirectTextbook.com
        08/02/11
        A quick note to let you know we've just posted some really good coupons and deals to help you save money on upcoming book purchases.

        When you search for a book on DirectTextbook.com, we show you prices and available coupons from over 200 bookstores. See an example here:

    • July
      • Buy or rent ebooks and etextbooks for the Amazon.com Kindle and other ereaders
        07/25/11
        You can now rent or purchase some popular textbook titles for Amazon's Kindle.
        If a Kindle version of a book or textbook is available for rent or sale we display a message in our search results. We cannot display the rental price or for sale price, you will need to click through to Amazon

      • 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.

        http://www.directtextbook.com/scholarship.php

        Applications will no long

    • June
      • 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

      • DirectTextbook.com Ebook survey enters you to win $250!
        06/02/11
        Direct Textbook would like to hear your thoughts regarding Ebooks. Whether you have used them or not we want your feedback. We have put together a quick, simple Ebook survey here:

        http://www.directtextbook.com/survey

        Complete the survey and you will be entered into a June 10th

    • May
      • DirectTextbook.com customer rewards give you cash back
        05/12/11
        We are excited to introduce our new customer rewards program. The program allows you to earn cash back on textbook purchases from over 10 online stores. You can sign up for a free account here...

        http://www.directtextbook.com/cashback-join.php

        We are also using the program to e

    • April
      • 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

      • Buyback Coupon - Get 10% more from WeBuyTextbooks.com!
        04/28/11
        Get 10% more for your textbook buyback sale of $100 or more. Use coupon PLUS10 at checkout at Webuytextbooks.com. Coupon expires May 31st 2011

      • 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