Direct Textbook now integrates with Amazon Smile, which donates a portion of all your Amazon textbook purchases to your favorite charity

Save the world, one textbook at a time. That's the premise behind Direct Textbook's new integration with Amazon Smile, a program that donates .5 percent of every purchase you make to your favorite charity. With Direct Textbook, you can contribute to your cause - whether it's Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, a local non-profit organization, or any other Amazon-registered charity - all while saving up to 90 percent on textbooks.

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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 exemplify the college lifestyle. It’s a shame finance management is perhaps the most under-taught subject in college, especially when the average college graduate leaves school nearly $30,000 in debt. While the following free apps won’t pay off your student loans, they will help you avoid some of that debt and even make a few bucks in the meantime.

Free apps for navigating college finances on a tight budget

1. Mint (Best Free College Budgeting App)
Mint is probably the best-known budgeting and finance ma... more »
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Need the perfect budget-friendly gift for Father’s Day? Use Direct Textbook to get a meaningful gift at the best price!

If you want to give your dad a meaningful Father’s Day gift he’ll truly appreciate and never forget, you’ve probably found that many of the best things cost the most money. But priceless gifts aren’t always expensive; it’s the thought that counts, and giving your dad an amazing book can be a great way to express your gratitude. Best of all, you can use Direct Textbook to get great books at the best possible prices.

Using Direct Textbook, you can search for your dad’s favorite novels. Let’s say he’s a big fan of Ernest Hemingway – you could get him a hardcover copy of “The Sun Also Rises” for around $20 retail, or pay less than $5 using Direct Textbook’s comprehensive book price comparison search engine.

What if your dad i... more »
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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, you might only be purchasing access to the ebook, otherwise known as renting the ebook, for a set period of time – typically around 180 days.

The actual terms of your purchase vary by ebook vendor; some offer rentals, some offer purchases. The problem is it's often unclear as to what you're actually paying for at the point-of-sale. Thus, you might think you're purchasing an ebook when you're actually only renting it – a mistake that can prove costly if you plan on us... more »
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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
they have a humongous book community that is very active. You can find reviews, book discussions and lots of other really good book stuff.

Have a site that you like for reviews that we haven't listed yet? Let
us know and we will get it added.

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