According to the Association of American Publishers, high textbook costs are partly due to the resale of used books. Since less new books are being sold, they need to increase the prices of new copies to generate revenue. They've also compiled a breakdown of textbooks costs at one university as a sample of what students can expect to pay. For the 20 books in their sample, students would save on sixteen of the books if they bought them online as opposed to the Iowa University Bookstore.
If you're not considering all of your options for textbook purchases, you could be losing money. Renting online is proven to be more affordable than buying books and at Campus Book Rentals, you can save $500 or more on this year's textbooks. Campus Book Rentals has saved over a million students $113 million on their textbooks.
It's free to get your textbooks shipped to you and free to return them by UPS. Make the first smart move of the semester and up to 80% by renting your books online from Campus Book Rentals.
This offer is only valid for residents of:
- United States