5 College Textbooks You Want to Get Right Now

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Why don’t we value things that are next to us? The purpose of this philosophical beginning is not to scare you away but to actually show how amazing your college textbooks are! The awesomeness is obviously not an excuse for their skyrocket prices, but you know how to get your textbook cheap, right? 😉 

These are five popular university textbooks that we have found FABULOUS: they are informative and colorful with easy-readable texts and interactive assignments that enhance your comprehension. Moreover, they cover essential knowledge in the areas that we all need to understand a little bit better, like art, biology or movies. 

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New Digital-First Strategy of the Biggest Textbook Publisher Pearson

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It is the news in the world of textbook publishers! The world’s largest textbook publishing company has recently announced about its transition to a “digital first” publishing model from a traditional paperback-driven business model. This publishing company which counts its history for longer than a century, brings innovation and digital transformation into the textbook publishing industry which will drastically change the way college students acquire their college materials.

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Top 10 Purchase and Rent Textbooks

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We love books at BooksRun! And we care about making textbooks affordable for others! We love sharing as well! Every day our data scientists monitor textbooks’ prices on the market to make sure we continue offering the lowest prices on used textbooks for you, our dear readers! Below you will find a list of the top 10 purchased or rented textbooks in this season:

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10 Best Selling College Textbooks for 2020

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BooksRun aims to save American students’ money with an option to purchase used textbooks for their studies and sell them to us later. We monitor carefully the most popular college textbooks of the year so that our students start their textbooks’ search as early as possible, and they have their books at hand before the start of the semester. With millions of books in stock, it has never been an easy task to establish top-selling textbooks! Nevertheless, we always try to do it to reveal the books that might be hard to find this year so make sure you start your book hunting process ASAP! 

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How Much is My College Textbook Worth?

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It is clear to every student doing his or her studies at an American university that college books are a great expenditure in the budget. Moreover, there are certain degrees that require the purchase of textbooks that cost a fortune: it concerns science and business books in particular. Your wallet will start to feel the effect immediately! Through the analysis of your used textbooks’ publication date, condition and prices online, you can understand how much they are really worth. We outlined this information in more detail below, and we hope it should help you sell your used textbooks at the best price!

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10 Ways E-Textbooks Become Your Best Study Partners

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If you consider yourself a person who prefers traditional means of studying with a pencil and a textbook, then this article is for you! We know so many people who say that they do not like reading texts from computer screens and they need to underline the text to make sure they follow the idea they are reading about. Have you heard of e-textbooks before? If you have, are you still hesitant to try them? You are not alone. A lot of people tend to think that e-textbooks are simply pdf versions of the printed textbooks. In fact, it is not like that anymore. Nowadays, such e-books are designed with numerous collaboration tools, built-in study aids and note-sharing capabilities. There are even such interactive features as quick search and definition look-up which turn e-textbooks into extremely useful study partners you can have on your side. Such additional benefits as lightweight mobility and lower prices make them particularly attractive from a buyer’s point of view, of course. 

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Textbooks’ Access Codes

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As a student, you are strongly aware of the high costs of textbooks. Moreover, you might have noticed that every time you purchase a textbook, you receive a pitch from the publisher to upgrade for some extra add-ons without which, according to the publisher, you will struggle to understand the course and excel in your studies. This has become a trend for the tech industry either: when you buy new software, you receive advice immediately on what you can purchase next. It can be a tech-support subscription (because we live at the era of services), a wider variety of content, customized- templates, etc. Nowadays there are always ways to make us, general customers, pay more and have extra fees… In the publishing industry, this has turned out into a profitable business model when students buying textbooks need to have the code for practicing additional tests associated with these books. Therefore, it puts extra worries on students if they are trying to save money by purchasing second-hand textbooks. Below we will try to demystify certain beliefs about these access codes for students.

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The Biggest Educational Publishers

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Numerous times we covered stories about reselling, donating, or recycling used textbooks. But do you know where do these books come from? We decided to tell you about the largest publishers who provide textbooks for university courses all over the country: they are responsible for deciding on the structure of the course, for creating the layout of the textbooks, and for distributing them. In total, there are 310 “General Education” publishers in the USA. Among them, there are 5 most prominent companies that stand out in the publishing industry. Below we will cover them in more detail.

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News on Reselling Ebooks in 2020

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Ebooks… they appeared rather recently but nowadays they play an important role in our life by giving us a cheaper, space-saving and weight-free option to enjoy their contents. When you purchase your eBook, you read it on your device and you finish it, your eBook stays unused since after. So what can you do about it? The first idea is to try to sell it to someone else. When you buy an eBook it means that you are purchasing the licence to this eBook but not the actual book. The copyright law on licensing can be very misleading: some terms can be very strict whereas other terms can be up to the licence creator.

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Top 10 Selling Back Books

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Here at BooksRun we make sure that books become reusable since it helps save money for our students and reduce deforestation on our planet with the help of our loyalty program. We would like to show you how we make reading affordable to everyone by carefully monitoring the prices of our competitors and setting some of the lowest prices on the market.

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