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 users to all the services we provide in a simple, clear fashion. This is the video currently shown on our home page.

Probably a video you haven't seen yet, the second video is a fun take on the evolution of book searching. Starting in the dark, distant past, watch how students have approached finding their textbooks for classes. The video follows, with a nursery rhyme style, students up to current day and the improvements of searching with Direct Textbook.

We hope you enjoy both of these. Comme... more »
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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 182%, which means the average 4-year college student faces around $5,000 in textbook purchases over the course of earning a degree. Add that in with the estimated $50,000 college education price tag, and it's easy to see why the high price of new textbooks has led many students to seek cheaper alternatives.

E-textbooks and international textbooks – those originally purchased overseas, also known as softcovers – are two such alternatives. But is buying and selling international textbooks and e-textbooks legal?

Recent legal proceedings have confused students, causing many to hesitate to buy or sell used textbooks for fear they might be breaking th... more »
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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. But what if the format you want is not available? With the new DirectTextbook.com in-stock notifications by format you can be notified when the specific format you are looking for is available! Sign up for an alert and we will check daily to tell you when your desired format is in-stock at one of the many online stores we display. You want the ebook not the paperback, or you want the less expensive international edition and not the hardcover? No problemo, sign up for an in-stock alert and get an email once someone has it!

You can find the in-stock notification area here...


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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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