You can now rent or purchase some popular textbook titles for Amazon's Kindle.
If a Kindle version of a book or textbook is available for rent or sale we display a message in our search results. We cannot display the rental price or for sale price, you will need to click through to Amazon to find it.
We did a quick check of some popular textbook titles available on Kindle and found that the Kindle version is often more expensive than ebook options from Coursesmart or Barnes and Noble. Of course this could change over time.
We now search over 10 bookstores for ebook options! For most books if an ebook option is available we will show the ebook option if you search for the paperback or hardcover ISBN. You can also use our ebook specific search to narrow your results to only ebooks.
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Jul 25, 2011 Comments
While buying textbooks online can save you a great deal it can be difficult to determine which book will meet your needs. If you look at the listing for this popular textbook College Algebra in Context you will see in the left hand column where it says "Displaying" that we show 7 different formats for the book (new, used, rental, ebook, international, instructors, and solution). To help you sort through all these formats we added filters. Below is a rundown on what they mean and how to use them.
New - Brand new, never been used book. Usually the highest priced type of book. Should contain all supplemental materials like CD ROMs and access codes.
Used - Will have cover creasing, some highlighting and page marking (depending on condition). Be sure to check the listing description before buying a used book. Some used books are in great condition and some are ... more »
Jul 21, 2011 Comments
Congratulations to the winner of the drawing and thanks to all who participated. User feedback is very important to us we appreciate people taking the time to complete the survey.
In our survey, 27% of responders were already using Ebooks, and 40% planned on using them in the future.
People using Ebooks found portability and convenience to be a big bonus, because they can store multiple large books on one small device. Ebooks were also perceived by some to be less expensive than traditional textbooks.
The majority of responders were still partial to traditional paper textbooks for a wide variety of reasons. Traditional textbooks are cost effective because you can buy them used and sell back at the end of the semester. Many found reading print on paper to better for their eyes than on a screen, and also felt it was easier to highlight and annotate on paper copies. Others said they like to use their textbook and computer at the same time so Ebooks wer... more »
Jun 14, 2011 Comments
Summer is a great time to start saving! DirectTextbook.com helps you save both time and money on your next book purchase.
First, we give you the ability to compare all available online store prices for your particular book on one page. Looking for a used book, rental, or Ebook? We show you the prices for those too!
Second, we gather all the current coupons and deals offered by online bookstores and consolidate them in one place, our "Bookstore Coupons" page. We update this page regularly so you can always see what is available.
Find your book, find your coupon, and save money!
Jun 7, 2011 Comments