K-12 Announces Winner in Free Textbooks and Nintendo Switch Giveaway to Promote Online Buybacks During Quarantine

Share Article Online Bookstores provided contactless textbook buybacks to over 250 partner schools as part of its course materials solution for K-12 and higher education institutions. K-12 has announced the winner of its successful textbook buyback giveaway, awarding the grand prize of a free Nintendo Switch and a $250 textbook scholarship to Anaston Ragsdale from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia. Ragsdale was randomly selected from thousands of participants who became eligible after selling at least one textbook back through their Online Bookstore from May 14, 2020 - July 15, 2020.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were unable to conduct traditional onsite textbook buybacks at the end of the school year. partner schools were able to quickly pivot to online buybacks from the comfort and safety of their homes. To further promote this shift, K-12 launched the giveaway to help students enjoy the online textbook buyback process and introduce an added benefit to selling back books during an unpredictable time. Any student currently enrolled at an K-12 Online Bookstore was eligible to participate, resulting in thousands of entries. By selling at least one textbook online, students were automatically entered to win a $250 textbook scholarship and a free Nintendo Switch.

Online textbook buybacks were a vital component to the 2019-2020 school year as schools were forced to close their doors to in-person instruction. Remaining fully operational, K-12 was able to continue providing course materials to students with reliable ship to home options, while also providing a way for students to sell their used textbooks online 24/7, regardless of where they were purchased. saw favorable increases in online buybacks during this time as students responded to the company's commitment to textbook affordability and convenience.

“We’ve always had a good experience with our Online Bookstore,” said Brenda Ragsdale, Anaston’s mother. “The textbooks come quickly and we’ve also had a positive experience selling back our textbooks at the end of the year.” Mount Paran Christian School has been a valued Online Bookstore partner since 2019, where students are able to take advantage of a 24/7 online bookstore offering the guaranteed right course materials with free shipping promotions.

In addition to the grand prize winner, additional winners were selected to receive a $250 textbook scholarship, including the Kozak family from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland, and Beth L. from Marian High School in Omaha, Nebraska.

“eCampus makes the process of purchasing my books so easy,” says Beth. “They have all of my classes listed and let me know quickly what textbooks and digital downloads I'll need and whether it's cheaper to buy used, new or through their marketplace. I love the confirmation email with photos of each item so I can confirm when I receive them.”

“ is committed to providing a reliable online bookstore experience that offers students the ability to both purchase and sell textbooks from the convenience of their homes,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of “We understand the challenges families are facing and are committed to being a trusted source for course materials to ensure learning continues whether in class or at home.”

More information on K-12 Online Bookstores can be found at

About K-12 Online Bookstores K-12, an online bookstore solution, enables private and parochial schools to streamline their textbook fulfillment processes while allowing students and families to obtain all of their course materials through a custom-branded website. Since 2002, the company has expanded its online bookstore model with a focus on textbook affordability and convenience unmatched in the industry. currently serves as the official online bookstore for over 250 institutions nationwide, with growth experienced each year.

About is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards,’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. The company launched on July 2, 1999, the birthday of original investor Dave Thomas of Wendy’s. From the beginning, their driving force has been meeting the needs of the customers they serve. Remaining an innovative leader in the course materials industry, serves over 250 colleges and universities through an innovative course material solutions suite, including full-service Online Bookstores and the ALL Access program.'s mission enables institutions to increase course material affordability, serving millions of students to date. Through products that simplify the adoption, management and procurement of course materials, propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, at the right price. Learn more at

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