Textbook Rentals up 300% This Summer

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CampusBooks Reports a Dramatic Increase in the Rentals of Textbooks

The intense price competition has led to lower textbook rental prices both online and in store.

CampusBooks is the largest textbook price comparison website online, handling over $25 million of textbook sales each year. Between August 1st and August 15th, 2010 the service experienced a 300% increase in the rental of textbooks through its textbook search engine, compared to the same period last year. This marks a tremendous accomplishment for textbook rental, which was previously a fledgling industry.

There are currently more than 10 major online textbook rental companies; CampusBooks is the only comparison engine that pulls prices from 10 of these online merchants. They are:

Barnes and Noble
Campusbooks Rental
Cengage Brain
Textbook Stop

College bookstores have also begun to offer rental options. CampusBooks is the only textbook price comparison application that offers pricing data from over 500 local college bookstores. Using CampusBooks student can compare rental prices online or an on campus.

“We are thrilled by the new popularity of textbook rental,” says CampusBooks CEO Jeff Cohen. “The intense price competition has led to lower rental textbook prices both online and in store. At CampusBooks our number one priority is to save students money wherever they shop. Whether you shop on your computer, iPhone, Android or cell phone we can show you where the most savings exist.”


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