Kno giving away free textbooks

Each semester is rung in with the fact that textbooks must be purchased for upcoming classes.  For those students who are adept in finding used textbooks at a deal in comparison with new versions, save money by finding cheap textbooks.  Thanks to company’s like Kno, a digital textbook retailer, and the 20 Million Minds Foundation, […]

Open Course Library offers Cheap Textbooks Alternative

This past Monday the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced the launch of the Open Course Library to help college students combat the rising cost of education by providing a new alternative for cheap textbooks. The state of Washington has put up $750,000 which was matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates […]

Cheap textbooks for college with free upgrades for Life

Nature, the company that created Scitable, is now entering the cheap textbooks for college market: Scitable is a free learning community mainly focused on life sciences, created by Nature that has recently launched “Principles of Biology”, a college level electronic textbook focused on biology.  Drawing upon their experience with Scitable, Nature has made this new […]

Best Online College Textbook Rental Web Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Everyone knows that textbook prices are out of control even with new options in recent years like textbook rentals and buying used textbooks online.  The average college student spends around $900 per year on textbooks with publishers trying to raise prices with “enhanced” unnecessary features like pass-codes, CDs, and other content not required.  Textbook publishers […]

South Korea going all digital textbooks by 2015

South Korea’s Education Ministry has announced it wants all school age level educational materials to be delivered in a digitized format by 2015.  It hopes that by 2014 all elementary level materials will be read on a variety of computers, smart phones, and tablets.  No specific equipment choices have been made, but the Ministry did […]