BooksRun Tips On Counterfeit Textbooks

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Although counterfeit books are not common in US markets, they are often sold as international editions to unsuspecting customers. As many are not aware of the differences between the two, one gets an impression that counterfeiting is practised on a large scale. To avoid such confusion, and to not miss out on chances of buying an international edition for a cheaper price compared to its US counterpart, one must know how to differentiate between the two.

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Top 10 Purchase/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/rented textbooks in this season:

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7 Best Writing Reference Books and Grammar Guides

If you are pursuing a college degree, you can bet that in any semester you will have to do a writing paper at some point! If you find out about a “10-page paper” and it makes you scared, then you should know that you are not alone. We have all been there and we have all felt the same! It is not an easy task to write on a chosen topic in a constructive manner avoiding the fluff and taking into account numerous English grammar and punctuation rules. If you worry about forgotten vocabulary words or whether to put a semicolon, then we can suggest you an idea. First of all, everything comes with practice. You should keep trying and trying: the more you write, the better you become at essay writing. Secondly, show your essays to someone you can trust to get another opinion and to improve what you have already written. And lastly, make sure you make friends with good reference grammar and punctuation guides! They will significantly simplify your student life and make you confident about writing any kind of college papers! This is why we selected top writing reference books for you where you can consult all the controversies you might feel with using certain words, their meaning, how to cite other people’s words which are an essential part of any college paper writing.

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Best Time To Sell Your Textbooks

As a regular student most of the time you are in the position when you need money to cover up your running costs at the college or to save up some money for vacation travelling. One of the simplest options to earn extra cash available to you as a student is to sell your textbooks to marketplaces and buyback companies. Now it is quite a popular service and a lot of students have heard about it.

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Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

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. (Click to read more) Continue reading “Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices”

Top-14 Counterfeit Textbooks

As a company, we care a lot about making the best possible experience for each and every our customer, that sells (or buys/rents) textbooks. We aspire to offer the best quotes for the textbooks we receive, but, unfortunately, there are some that cannot be accepted: counterfeit ones. The thing is that these items are produced illegally, and even if they have high quality and practically the same content, they lose their value on any self-respecting marketplace.

In this article we want to present you the textbooks that are most likely to be counterfeit. Amongst them you will find a lot of worthy books, and that is exactly the point for those who produce them: these textbooks will always fill in the market niche due to the them being in high demand. Be careful and read on!


The Art of Public Speaking

ISBN-13: 9780073523910

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On Counterfeit Textbooks

Counterfeit textbooks have to be distinguished from international or Eastern Economy editions. Unlike the latter, they are produced illegally, and students sometimes tend to buy them on various marketplaces from third-party sellers because of lower prices (such books are often shipped from China, India, etc.) Afterwards, they may want to sell these books to buyback websites like BooksRun, and we do not accept them for obvious reasons.

In order to help our customers (and everyone who’s interested) spot the counterfeit textbooks and not fall into the trap we are posting this list of differences between genuine and illegal editions that need to be paid attention to.

1) Binding. It differs from the one of the authentic textbook. The glue can be of a different color and unevenly distributed along the binding, and the book may generally look poorly made. Books with bindings for which cheap glue was used also smell different than an original quality edition. Curvature of the spine can also be different, i.e. too flat or bent.

Examples of counterfeit book binding:

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