It’s necessary to point out that one cannot but reckon that the popularity of reading is decreasing nowadays as the elderly like natural judges of up-to-date youth frequently observe situations when teenagers and young people as well as modern adults are stuffed with technological devices and gadgets that weigh up their pockets. According to their stance, carrying a book has become a modern zest that puzzles if noticed. Nevertheless, books (or reading in general) seem to have felt the second breath with the advancement of technological progress and advent of e-books, e-readers, smartphones and tablets. But what is better: paper or electronic textbooks? Let’s consider this issue closer from the perspective of its pros and cons as each medal has both sides as well as this debate proves to be never ending.
Before sending us your books, it is important that you make sure they fit our acceptance criteria and condition guidelines. Please carefully read the description of the item on BooksRun or a publisher’s website when entering the ISBN, including following criteria: type of cover, presence of supplementary materials such as CDs/DVDs, access codes, multiple volumes.
1) Things you need to pay attention to:
- Loose leaf editions
Loose leaf / a la Carte editions frequently have ISBNs of hardcovers or paperbacks on them, and it often confuses students who are willing to sell them. Correct ISBN of a loose leaf is usually located on the copyright page. Some loose leaf editions are custom made and do not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be accepted for buyback as they cannot be given a quote.
- Multiple volume sets
If your book has only one ISBN and it corresponds to a set with many volumes, then you need to send us the whole set. We cannot accept only one book from the whole set for buyback if it does not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be quoted.
- Stickers and tape