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Editorial: That textbook comes to zero dollars

At the beginning of each semester, students begrudgingly trudge to the bookstore to pay an exorbitant price to purchase textbooks for their classes. Many others, looking to save money, resort to purchasing books through online retailers like Amazon, where they often revel in having saved money before realizing they somehow received the wrong book.

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New websites offer more savings on textbooks than usual retailers

Every semester, college students must begin purchasing textbooks and materials for new classes again. Textbook prices seem to rise every year, and many students look to alternatives like rental books or shopping online to save money.

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Study finds buying, selling textbooks cheaper than renting

As students wait in line to buy textbooks during the first week of classes, new research has been released to propose the most cost effective way to get textbooks.

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Supreme Court may restrict access to cheaper textbooks

The Supreme Court heard arguments for the case Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons, which centers on the issue of whether international copyrighted works can be bought and sold in the United States without the owner’s consent, last Monday.

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Textbooks tear wallets

Students preparing for the semester have probably spent the last week scouring the Internet for ways to save money on textbooks required for many of their classes.

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Amazon.com launches textbook rental program

Students can now add Amazon.com to the list of websites to scour when comparing prices for textbook rentals. Amazon, which already sells and buys textbooks, launched a textbook rental program Wednesday, according to a press release.

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Amazon sales tax for California begins in September

Students in California will encounter higher prices when purchasing their textbooks on Amazon.com for their classes this fall. The online retail company will start collecting sales tax in California beginning on Sept. 15, said Scott Stanzel, an Amazon spokesman. The change is more than a year in the making.

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Supreme Court to rule on case over textbooks imported and sold in U.S.

To cut costs for books, Matt Panopio bought his thermodynamics textbook from an international seller through eBay for about $50 cheaper than the cover price.

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Editorial: Amazon’s dirt cheap e-book prices hurt authors

Editorial: Amazon’s dirt cheap e-book prices hurt authors

Apple Inc. and five major book publishers were recently charged by the U.S. Justice Department with colluding to raise e-book prices.

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Textbooks go digital through Apple and Chegg

Textbooks go digital through Apple and Chegg

College students’ backpacks are getting heavier and their textbook receipts are getting longer, but their backs aren’t getting stronger. Students may feel a lighter load, however, with the recent addition of digital textbooks to iPads, laptops and cellphones.

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