Tips on how to spend your summer holiday

spending summer holiday as a college student

Yessssssssss!  The long-awaited summer holiday is finally here! And that means no more having to set your alarm to wake up early in the early morning, or racking your brain at midnight because of school work or exams. Yes, it’s the time when you’re allowed to set your books aside, kick back, relax, and binge on Netflix. Or…maybe not? I for one plan on dedicating a lot of time binging on my favorite shows on Netflix, but at some point, this might get a bit boring and repetitive. If you’re looking for ways to spice up your summer and make it an adventurous and interesting one, then we’ve got just the tips that might help you in doing so!

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How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)

a student getting textbooks for free

It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on expensive textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, as well as the famous buyback services that a lot of websites such as Booksrun offer. The outrageously high prices of textbooks, as well as education fees, have caused students to try to save as much money as they can by buying and selling textbooks. Buying and selling textbooks is a popular thing amongst students and it’s pretty much the most profitable means of earning extra money. Although, sometimes it may not be as easy as it seems. It takes practice and experience to master the art of book scouting and once you become a pro you might even be able to buy and sell textbooks for the same price. That means not losing any money at all! Here are some helpful tips you’ll need to consider.

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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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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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The Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

ebooks vs books in the digital world

1. Have you ever wondered how print came to be?

It all dates back to the 2nd century when the Chinese started using wooden blocks to print images of flowers on silk. However, only from the 7th century, they began printing on paper, and the first-ever complete printed book, called the Diamond Sutra, was created in 868AD. The art of printing soon spread to other countries like Europe, Korea, Japan, and at the same time emerged various ideas and modifications to improve the technique of printing.

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Legal Sites to Download Literature From

downloading literature ebooks legally

A lot of science students (and not only) often complain about why they have literature added to their curriculum, especially considering the fact that it has absolutely nothing to do with their major. They may see it as a waste of time or additional workload with no benefits in the future. This is completely understandable from their point of view, but if we were to look at it from an entirely different angle perhaps we could ease our mindset into seeing the importance of literature in our everyday lives.

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New “Bingo Game” Contest Announcement

Win easy $50!! The contest is valid from April 23 till April 30!!!

We would like to present a completely exclusive idea that will give an opportunity for our active users of BooksRun service to gain extra cash just for applying basic skills of mathematical accuracy, attentiveness and speedy reaction – Bingo Game! Continue reading “New “Bingo Game” Contest Announcement”

New “Bingo Game” Contest Announcement

Win easy $50!! The contest is valid from Oct 18 till Nov 1!!!

We would like to present a completely exclusive idea that will give an opportunity for our active users of BooksRun service to gain extra cash just for applying basic skills of mathematical accuracy, attentiveness and speedy reaction – Bingo Game!

We are so excited to announce the start of our Bingo Game today, the rules of which are quite simple and easy to follow. Let’s have a thorough look at them: each book or item possesses its unique ISBN of 10 and 13 digits. What a participant needs to do is just to calculate the sum of numbers either of ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 so that the total sum would correspond to our final magic code number that will be announced every 2 weeks. Once there is a match, shout “Bingo!” and hurry to submit your entry and receive your deserved prize! Basically, that’s it.

See how it works: our magic code number this week is 43. There is a sample 10-digit ISBN: 1537540468. Once we add all digits together (1+5+3+7+5+4+0+4+6+8), finally we receive 43 magic code number! Bingo!

Here is a simple step-by-step guide how to get greeny banknotes with us:

  1. Repost that blog article to your existing active Facebook page with the hashtag: #BooksRunBingoGame.
  2. Take a photo (neither a screenshot nor a link) of any ISBN row that matches our magic code number: 43.
  3. Post that particular image on our BooksRun Facebook page as a comment to the article.
  4. Be the first one who will receive your money with us! Our prize is $50 for such intellectual alertness!

NB: First 3 active participants each will get our prize! So hurry up to take part in an exclusive and simple game to gain easy cash with BooksRun! Even if you didn’t get a Bingo this time, don’t despair: regularly check our blog and Facebook page for new contests. Anyway, you win money anytime you use BooksRun for getting your textbooks! Also make sure you apply all the tips for earning more money on buyback to maximize your income.