According to an article published on BusinessInsider.com, there has been an 812% increase in the cost of College Textbooks since 1978. That's phenomenal, outrunning CPI by a shocking 600% plus. As quoted in the BusinessInsider.com article "Professor Mark Perry of Carpe Diem blog has been following this bubble closely". You can check out Mark's analysis in the full article from BusinessInsider. Continue Reading about 812% Rise in Textbook Prices says BusinessInsider.com
College Students not buying Textbooks!
1/3 of Seniors and 1/4 of Freshman Can't Afford Textbooks According to a study, 1/3 of College Students are not buying Textbooks for their classes because they cannot afford to buy them. That can't be good for their grades. We know that the cost of going to College is getting beyond the reach of many. Some people are spending upward of $1500 on textbooks per year and finding that some of Continue Reading about College Students not buying Textbooks!
College Tips: Buying Cheap Textbooks Online
Trying to save a penny or just got out of budget to buy one of the most important supplies you need in college. The solution to this dilemma of yours is to search and buy online textbooks. But there is a lot of textbooks available online, the question is how would you get the best value out of it. Listed below are the top tips for buying textbooks online. 1. Buy textbooks early. Buy your Continue Reading about College Tips: Buying Cheap Textbooks Online
Enhance your college student experience with Google Services
Recent interns and graduates working at Google have put together College Tips by Google to help college students utilize Google Services to improve the college experience. These college tips are broken up into three main categories: 1) Prospective College Students This category is focused on helping anyone thinking about getting into college. The tips start with utilizing Google Docs to Continue Reading about Enhance your college student experience with Google Services
Nebraska Book Company to close multiple college textbook stores
Nebraska Book Company (NBC) reports they are closing at least seven "off-campus" textbook bookstores: Florida Book Store, Gainesville, FL; Chattanooga Books, Chattanooga, TN; Madison Textbooks, Madison, WI; Spirit Shop, Lubbock, TX; Traditions Bookstore, College Station, TX; The College Store, Akron, OH; and GotUsed Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA. The named stores are to remain open for the current Continue Reading about Nebraska Book Company to close multiple college textbook stores
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, the weight of purchasing textbooks, might soon be Continue Reading about Kno giving away free textbooks
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 Foundation to make the library possible. Open Course Library is Continue Reading about Open Course Library offers Cheap Textbooks Alternative
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 college textbook full of Continue Reading about Cheap textbooks for college with free upgrades for Life