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 a 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. Continue reading “How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers”
At last! Christmas holidays are coming! Now it’s BooksRun Christmas Contest with 2 prizes at stake – iPad and Kindle!
How to win Kindle:
- repost that particular blog article to your active Facebook account;
- place our hashtag #BooksRunChristmas above the post;
- become our participant for a nice prize automatically;
- The winner? The person chosen randomly by our system!
How to win iPad:
- create a spectacular Christmas-themed construction totally made of books (i.e. a Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, etc.);
- repost the photo with hashtag #BooksRunChristmas to your active Facebook account and Instagram;
- collect as many “Likes” to the post on your page as possible;
- The winner? The person with more “Likes”!
The winners of BooksRun Christmas contest will be announced on December 25, 2017: the most creative, innovative and simply the luckiest men to win such amazing prizes! Good luck, dear participants!
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
The winter break is nigh! Finally, the time of the year when you can relax and do absolutely nothing is almost here. However, nothing is not the only thing you can do during the break, and some activities can be both useful and entertaining.
1. Read a book. You may not have enough time for reading books for pleasure during the semester, but now you’ve got a chance to remember that books can also be not about calculus. Continue reading “7 Things to do on a Winter Break + Christmas Coupon Code!”
Going home for Thanksgiving holiday might be just what college students need in order to relax before the tests: a lot of real food, meeting your old friends and family, clean laundry, even showering without flip-flops (which is a luxury for dorm dwellers). However, not everyone can afford such a trip, and there are a few options that can help you make your Thanksgiving enjoyable.
- Get invited to a local friend’s house
If you attend a medical school, you should definitely know that textbooks tend to be really expensive, not to mention the fact that the tuition fee and the study duration exceed all expectations. In order not to end up spending a fortune, you can buy used textbooks or sell them back after the semester (while renting is also an option).
You are lucky in the sense that used medical textbooks are often an equivalent of a goldmine. For example, Anatomy & Physiology course is exteremly popular, and students prefer to use secondhand books. Below, you can see the list of most popular buybacks on the medical subject:
Human Anatomy & Physiology (Tenth Edition)
Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927040 (no access card)
Sell ISBN-13: 9780321927026 (Access Card Package)
Author: Elaine N. Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn
Category: Medical, Anatomy Continue reading “Top Medical Textbooks Buyback: October/November 2016”
It’s study time! Midterms, finals, and tests are waiting to be passed, and all of them require a ton of materials for preparation.
However, we’re sure that you know that all these textbooks cost way too much. We are happy to provide an opportunity to get rid of them—for cash!
Simply follow the steps below to make use of the 10% coupon for your buyback order: Continue reading “Coupon Offer for BooksRun Apps Extended!”
Boys and girls of every age, it’s Halloween time! And if you want to throw an unforgettable Halloween-themed campus party, you need to start preparing right now.
Of course, the dress up part of this holiday always steals all the spotlight. In order not to rush to Walmart and grab the last pathetic cat ears two hours before the party, think about your costume a couple of weeks before the actual date. You might want to do a group costume with your friends or even set a theme for the whole party, like Walking Dead characters or Pokémon. Continue reading “Halloween 2016 Tips with BooksRun! (Coupon Inside)”
Tired of manually typing the ISBNs? Don’t have access to a computer? Wanna know the buyback price of a textbook in front of you right now?
Quote your books with our new free barcode scanner – now you can create your buyback orders on BooksRun.com from anywhere you want!
Use the coupon code APPS16 and get 10% extra on buyback orders with apps!
Our app is now available on both Android and iOS devices.
It’s extremely easy to use – simply load the app and follow these steps:
- Scan book’s barcode with your smartphone’s camera (or type the ISBN into the field)
- Get instant buyback quotes and add them to your order
- Click on the item to change quantity and condition
- Checkout using your BooksRun account or by creating a new account
- Choose your method of payment by check or PayPal
- Sell your books!
Afterwards, you just need to access a printer, print a free shipping label, and drop your package at the nearest post office. You will get paid by check or PayPal within 2 business days after order processing.
Now you may think, why download the BooksRun App for Android or iPhone?
First, it’s a great chance for college students and graduates: you can quickly sell the textbooks you don’t need anymore and get paid in cash. Also, it’s very useful for book scouting as you can instantly quote multiple ISBNs with our barcode scanner in a matter of a few seconds. There are no other requirements except having an smartphone with a camera and a working connection to the internet. No payment for downloads or use included.
You can always contact our support and ask any questions about the apps on BooksRun.com!
Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world is it possible to learn many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).
Here are some tips that will help you. Nothing particularly mysterious or any terrible secrets passed down from generation to generation of people with straight A’s, just a small guide to improve your reading and studying habits.
First, find a nice location. It’s quite important to both sit comfortably (so that nothing would distract you) and feel collected – i.e. not lying on your back with a textbook threatening to slip out of your hands and land on your face. No judging, but I personally don’t find that studying position extremely efficient. Continue reading “Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?”