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.

To help you stretch your book buying dollar we put together these 5 textbook savings tips.

1. Rent textbooks

Online textbook rentals are gaining popularity each term. Why? The rental process is easy and much less money upfront. Renting is typically 50% less than the bookstore's used book price. Rental companies offer free return shipping and the packaging to return your book. You no longer have to wait in long lines at the end of the term or semester to sell your book back. Instead you can get the savings up front and simply drop the book off at a postal center in the rental companies prepaid shipping package.

2. Get eTextbooks

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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!

Good luck and thanks to all who participated.



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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

Also, we will be sending out an email to all who participated on August 10th to announce the winning essay from our essay contest scholarship.

Have a wonderful back to school season!



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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
Coupon Code: HALFBTS12



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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 if an ebook is available for a specific ISBN in print we can help. Ebook availability is included with every book price you look up, even if you search for the print edition ISBN. If an ebook is not available you can add an alert that will email you when your book is available as an ebook.



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