Get Cheap Textbooks Using Amazon Kindle

Campus bookstores recently started giving students the option to rent textbooks for the semester, rather than buying them…BUT renting physical textbooks can still be really expensive…

However, with the help of Amazon and the evolution of e-readers such as the Kindle, now college students can download the electronic version of their textbooks directly to their e-readers.

Amazon recently began offering a new service for students called Kindle Textbook Rental.  This service allows students to easily rent textbooks from the Kindle store and download them directly to their Kindle e-reader.

According to Amazon, students can save up to 80% off the list price of the textbook by renting it through their Kindle Textbook service!  And, the rental period is flexible…students can rent books for 30 days all the way up to 1 year.

What’s even better about this service is that Amazon’s Whispersync technology allows students to save notes in the margins of their textbooks and even highlight specific sections, essentially providing students with the same advantages of a physical textbook without the price tag.

In their efforts to attract more college students, Amazon currently offers tens of thousands of textbooks for reading on the Kindle, Macs, PCs or various other Smartphones. Even better, a lot of these e-book editions are from popular college textbook publishers used at several different colleges around the world.

So, if you’re headed off to college soon and you don’t already have an Amazon Kindle, it might just be worth investing in one.  For a list of textbooks offered through this service, visit Amazon.com directly.

If you’ve used this service before and have some feedback, I’d LOVE to hear from you!  Leave me a comment below.

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TheCollegeHelper

Lauren Anderson is a certified school counselor who's passionate about helping students all over the world successfully transition from high school to college! After spending 6 years as a business professional, she obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling and now spends her spare time helping students.

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