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 3 of this series 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 may be harmful to your sleep.
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
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