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 cover



You can try it out here

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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 ... band.shtml

* Business Insider offers an update on the recent supreme court case
involving textbook reselling.
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wil ... ley-2013-1

* Textbooks are under-recycled according to a new study by the
National Wildlife Federation. What does under-recycled mean? And just
how big of a problem is this issue of under-recycling?
more »
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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 from 30% in
2011

* less than 50% of students purchase the current edition of their textbook

* rentals are gaining more popularity but are still only preferred by
13% of students

* laptops usage down, tablet usage up but laptops still getting 72% of
use vs 32% for tablets.

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New customer 12% off and existing customer 10% off Half.com coupons expire on Friday.

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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.

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