Selling Back Books: A Few Simple Rules

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Buyback time has arrived and to help you get the most for your unwanted books, we’re taking a moment to loop you in on a few rules that will help you sell books quickly and for the best rates going. As buyback is time sensitive, let’s keep this short and to the point. RULE #1:… Read more »

Win a Semester’s Worth of Textbooks!

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Being Green: What Does It Mean? Your Answer Could Win You a FREE Semester’s Worth of Textbooks If you haven’t already heard, CampusBooks.com celebrated Earth Day by announcing our Being Green Textbook Scholarship. Students have a chance to save some big green on textbooks by expressing (via essay or video) what being green means to… Read more »

Bookmark This: CollegeClickTV

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In this installment of our Bookmark These blog series, we focus our attention on CollegeClickTV, which presents a massive amount of information in slightly differently ways from most sites. CollegeClickTV: Millions of Students. Thousands of Interviews. Hundreds of Schools. One of a Kind. URL: http://collegeclicktv.com/ The Deal in a Nutshell: CollegeClickTV offers key stats to… Read more »

Bookmark This: Dorms 101

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In the latest installment of our Bookmark These blog series, we focus our attention on the new and rapidly growing Dorms 101 website. Here’s the scoop: Dorms 101: Your Guide to College Dorm Life! URL: http://Dorms101.com The Deal in a Nutshell: Dorms 101 is a robust site for students living in university housing. While the… Read more »

Bookmark This: HackCollege

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Last week we introduced our spring blog series, Bookmark These: Must-Read Sites & Blogs for College Students. To kick things off, we focus our attention on the tremendously informative and delightfully irreverent HackCollege. Here’s the scoop: HackCollege: Lifehacks & Study Tips for College Students URL: www.HackCollege.com The Deal in a Nutshell: Inspired by, but independent… Read more »

Kindle 2: Finally, a Digital Reader for Textbooks? Not Quite.

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On February 24, Amazon will begin shipping its new second-generation wireless reader, a device that the Internet retail giant calls simply Kindle 2. In this installment of the CampusBooks.com blog, we’ll examine the device, with a focus on what the K2 means for college students considering it as a means for reading textbooks digitally. Physically… Read more »

Torrents and eBooks

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To start I have to say that CampusBooks.com does not support the illegal distribution of any materials but since it is currently happening in the textbook industry I feel the need to address it as a way for students to access information.  If not for the illegality, the idea makes perfect sense; a student buys… Read more »

Open Source

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There is great potential in this idea and I can definitely see it picking up steam over the next year as more and more people become aware of it.  In short, using an open source education system such as MIT Open Courseware project, will allow professors to write and share curriculum with each other.  This… Read more »

Ad Supported Textbooks

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This is a solid concept with some meat behind it.  Students will access their textbook(s) online many times throughout the semester.  Each time the online text is opened a new impression is created which can then be sold to an advertiser.  This impression or registration information can be customized down to the local level allowing… Read more »