We have become quite conscious about the impact of our daily activities on the ecosystem: we are trying to implement new ways to reduce our footprint, plastic usage, natural resource extraction, and so on. But what is the situation with sustainable book publishing? Are books and college textbooks sustainable at all? Or should we all switch to digital alternatives?
We will explore in more detail if it is possible to maintain an eco-friendly printing industry. The publishing industry is one of the significant consumers of paper. Therefore, the question about the sustainability of paper manufacturing comes to the foreground. But it’s not the only issue that eco-friendly publishers have to deal with. Can the whole process of book production be more eco-friendly? What are the major challenges, and how publishers react to them? Should we adopt more sustainable reading habits?
Hi there, it’s Tom! How’s the academic year rolling?
We’ve been talking a lot about used books and how profitable it is to sell college books back. But how does it work in reality? Can one really save money on textbooks? Let’s have a look at real numbers from the last year — they talk for themselves.
Max buys textbooks the usual way ($485)
Here is Max. Last year, he started at the Law School at Georgetown University. As a freshman, he hasn’t figured out yet his ways around the campus. Max was also puzzled about how to save money while studying. Should he cut on lunches? Or maybe pause his Netflix subscription?
Apart from all tuition and enrolment expenses, Max has to spend heaps of money on new textbooks. For every class he takes, he needs to get a hefty pricey book. Well, last academic year, with the list of books at hand, Max purchased those three brand new books with glossy pages on Amazon… and left 485 dollars at the checkout. Well, Max indeed had to tighten his belt not to spend too much that season.
Everyone knows how hard it can be to prepare for the exams in the subjects where a lot of memorization is required. We all remember those kids at school who would dedicate all their time to studying. You can well recall their nicknames as well? Book warms! They would usually succeed better than anyone else in the class in those subjects that required a lot of reading! A lot of people believed that these kids had superior talents than other classmates but in fact, they could not have been more mistaken.
It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just one 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 textbook rental, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, as well as the famous buyback services that are offered by Booksrun as well. The outrageously high prices of textbooks, as well as education fees, has caused students to try to save as much money as they can by buying and selling used college books.
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.
It’s not such a big secret that publishers keep making new editions of popular textbook titles every single year, but apparently, some books never go out of fashion as they keep holding the top places in our sales rankings. Most of them are required basics in such courses as Anatomy & Physiology, Sociology, Calculus etc. and serve as an introduction into the world of other specialized subjects.
The most popular categories that we were selling right now proved to be Anatomy and Mathematics. Sociology and Biology were slightly behind, but what they were lacking in quantity they gained in speed of how quickly they were sold.
1. Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing
ISBN-13:9781451130607 Author: Janice L. Hinkle PhD RN CNRN, Kerry H. Cheever PhD RN Edition: Thirteenth, North American Edition Category:Medical,Anatomy