Direct Textbook is a free service that instantly compares offers between the web's most reputable textbook buyback vendors on a single page. Direct Textbook also allows you to set Buy Back Price Alerts, which notify you via email whenever a vendor offers the price you want for your textbooks.
Enter your textbook's ISBN in the search form. Your ISBN (International Standard Book Number) can be found near the bar code and copyright information. Direct Textbook will instantly compare real-time offers from the web's top buyback vendors.
Direct Textbook does not buy textbooks. Instead, we connect you with the best-paying and most reputable buyback vendors. Once you see an offer you like, click the Sell Now button. You'll be redirected to the buyback vendor's website to complete your transaction.
Each buyback vendor has its own policy, but in general you'll be paid electronically via a service such as PayPal. Some vendors include an option to receive physical checks. Most buyback vendors will confirm the condition of your textbook before they submit payment, which can take anywhere from under one week to over a month. Check the buyback vendor's FAQ page for vendor-specific policies, terms, and conditions.
Most buyback vendors pay for shipping.
Print the shipping label provided by your buyback vendor and follow the vendor's shipping instructions.
Most buyback vendors will only accept textbooks that are in good or better condition. A textbook is
considered in "good" condition if it has:
• minimal highlighting
• little or no cover damage
• no torn pages
• an unbroken spine
• no water or moisture damage
• no mold
• no other stains or smells
Check your buyback vendor's FAQ page for specific textbook condition requirements.
You will most likely be unable to find a buyer for any textbook that has:
• a torn cover
• broken or major wear to bindings
• pages missing or loose
• moisture damage or mold
• damage from smoke or fire
• strong odors, including cigarette smoke
Check your buyback vendor's policies. Some vendors won't buy textbooks that are missing supplemental materials, others will. Others reduce their offers accordingly.
If you're selling multiple textbooks to a single vendor, it depends on that vendor's system and policies. If you're selling multiple textbooks to multiple vendors, you'll make individual transactions for each vendor.
In the rare event of a dispute, it's typically because the vendor does not receive the textbook in acceptable condition. Most vendors will not ship your textbook back to you unless you pay for shipping. If your textbook was damaged in transit, you'll have to inquire with the shipping carrier. Always be sure to accurately represent the condition of your textbook in order to receive full, fast payment.
Textbook buyback vendors are always on the lookout for textbooks that are in demand. It makes sense, because they
know they can sell them. Demand for a given textbook depends on the number of students enrolled in courses that
require them as well as the number of total textbooks in inventory. If buyback vendors have a large supply of a
given title, they're not likely to buy.
No worries. You can still sell your used textbooks on the private market. We recommend the free service Flipsy.com
Direct Textbook Buy Pack Price Alerts let you name your price! Once a buyback vendor makes an offer that meets or exceeds your price, you'll be instantly notified via email so you can sell your textbooks at the price you want.
Simply search for your textbook by ISBN. On the book description page, look for the box titled Get notified if someone buys for... and submit your price and email address. Alternatively, you can click the Buy Back alert textlink.
Yes. Since 2002, more than 20 million students, teachers, and parents have trusted Direct Textbook to help sell used textbooks to the most reputable online vendors.
In most cases, no. Unlike physical textbooks, ebooks are not able to be sold under First Use laws.
Yes, though they might not command the same price as domestic and traditional textbooks.