Bookrenter is liquidating some of their textbook rental inventory. We just added these listings to the Direct Textbook results.

More new listings are on their way...

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We searched all over the web and have put together what we think are the top ten best coupons and special offers for textbooks. If we have missed anything please let us know by leaving a comment.

Top 10 back-to-school coupons and discounts...

1. CampusBookRentals: Get 7% off with coupon code "directtb3"

2. Bookbyte: Get 5% off 2 or more rentals (cannot be combined with other offers; expires 08/01/2013) with coupon code "DITEXTBSUMMER"

3. BiggerBooks: Get 5% off all orders on BiggerBooks.com (no minimum cart amount) Expires 9/30/2013: with coupon code "SUMMERREADS"

4. The Elsevier Store: Save $10 off purchases of $50 or more; Save $25 off purchases of $100 or more; Sa... more »
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The DirectTextbook.com 2013 Scholarship Essay Contest is now open. 3 cash prizes will be awarded in August, $2500 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $250 for third place.

You can find out more and apply by visiting our scholarship page at here.





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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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