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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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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 or not, then we can suggest an idea. Meet the list of 7 writing reference books and grammar guides that will help you write.

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BooksRun aims to save student money with an option to purchase used textbooks for their studies and sell them to us later. We carefully monitor the most popular college textbooks of the year so that our students start their textbook search as early as possible and 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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If you are a student and you had to purchase expensive textbooks in the past, then most likely you will know how daunting it is to sell your textbooks after you have finished your course! Despite certain inconveniences, you should always remember that selling your used textbooks will declutter your space at home and will let you earn some extra cash along the way! Below is the information that you need to consider when you are thinking about where to sell your old textbooks online.

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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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This article uses some of the information provided here: The Biggest Educational Publishers


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Numerous times we’ve covered stories about reselling, donating, or recycling used textbooks. But do you know where do these books come from? What are the education publishing companies? We decided to tell you about the biggest textbook 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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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 traveling. 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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Ever wonder why textbooks tend to be unreasonably expensive even for the average college student? Well, you’re not the only one. This is one of the most current problems we college students face. Various surveys have been taken by American universities to estimate how much college students spend on textbooks, and this ranges from $600 to even $1000 depending on which university you attend (private university or community college). Also taking into consideration the expenses for school supplies and material, this could easily top over $1000. Yes, that’s a pretty scary number. So, why do textbooks cost so much? We did some research and here are a few reasons why:

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