How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers

college students battling textbook publishers

The cost of textbooks for college students has skyrocketed over the past decade. A new economics textbook could now cost you as much as $300, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a known fact that students spend an average of $600 to even $1000 on textbooks per year. However, this also depends on which university you attend, whether private or state. But despite the fact that the cost of textbooks has been increasing, the same can’t be said for the amount students spend on them. How could this be so? Well, when prices go up, people tend to find ways to avoid paying such high prices. And it appears that students have also found a way. 

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Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

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The battle of publishers and textbook distributors against counterfeit books has been going on for quite some time now. Various laws and measures are being taken in order to prevent the distribution of counterfeit books, nevertheless, there are still many of them circulating on the market. Counterfeit books are seen as an illicit business in which criminals thrive; by making second-hand physical copies of books without authorization and then selling them off either directly to students or to textbook distributors. In most cases, they sell them at cheaper rates than the original ones.

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Maintaining Your Creativity While in College

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Sure, being a college student isn’t one of the easiest things in the world. It’s definitely not like what we see in the movies, and it’s definitely not like high school. Even though we’re given the opportunity to create our own schedule, i.e choose which classes we want to take and on what time of the day, it doesn’t mean we’re guaranteed enough free time. We are tasked with keeping up with college homework, engaging in extracurricular activities, upholding our social life, trying to have a balanced diet, and attempting to have a consistent sleep schedule. Having all of this in mind, it would seem highly impossible trying to fit in some kind of hobby or any creative activity into the list. But that’s not true.

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BOOKSRUN SCHOLARSHIP FINANCIAL AID

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Take part in $1000 Giveaway for student needs. If you have a college or university where you would like to apply, but can’t afford to study, don’t get upset as BooksRun is funding financial aid! We don’t only help you to buy college books for advantageous prices, but also strive to minimize the financial burden of studying at college.

Follow your passion, write an essay, and make your dreams come true.

Good luck!

To learn more on how to apply for the scholarship visit our website: https://booksrun.com/scholarship

How to Mentally Prepare for Exam Sessions

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The exam session is slowly creeping up on us…
It’s that time of the year again when all our hard work from the semester will be put to the test. Our thoughts are preoccupied, it’s preventing us from getting a good night sleep, we have so much to read but so little time! Any slip up and there might be consequences! But hey, don’t let that bum you out. We’ve taken our time to list out some tips that are sure to assist you in preparing for the exam session. Click here to check them out. 

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Finding a book when you don’t know the title or author

finding a book when you don't know its title

This is an issue a lot of students might have experienced countless times. It can be really frustrating trying to remember that book you read in your childhood about the kid whose family moved to a new estate and had to fight off magical creatures that all want a journal he found containing info about all the mythical creatures (FWI: The Spiderwick Chronicles), or a particular textbook you came across in high school that perfectly explained the laws of quantum physics. But hey, don’t lose hope of finding that book just yet! There are various ways to help you with your search.


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