Best Books to Read in 2020

By: Mr. Wade

Twenty Twenty is shaping up to be a good year for books, with lots of new releases scheduled. Moral Compass: A Novel  In the Land of Men: A Memoir  Saint X  Apeirogon: A Novel  A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

Best Books To Read in 2019

By: Mr. Wade

Here's a curated list of the top books to read for 2019. Most of these already have tons of great reviews by people who have read them pre-release. I'll keep adding to this list as the year progresses. If you have a book you would like to recommend, please Contact Us, and I'll consider adding it to this page. The only requirement is that the...

Why Does Renting Textbooks Cost So Much?

By: Mr. Wade

Renting was supposed to bring the cost of textbooks down - but did anyone really think that textbook companies and campus bookstores would be on board with something that would make them less money? They are a business like any other, and the student textbook industry is huge. So does renting make sense? Does it help students actually save money? Or is it yet another...

How do You Sell Your Textbooks on Amazon?

By: Mr. Wade

To sell your books on Amazon, follow the steps below. 2. Register for an Amazon seller account. When you sign up, make sure to register as an individual instead of a commercial seller. The individual account type charges small fees per listing, while the commercial account type charges a monthly fee plus additional fees per listing. The personal account limits you to forty items per...

How Much is a Textbook Worth?

By: Mr. Wade

The value of a textbook depends on two things: if it currently being used as course material by college professors (is it in high demand?) and the subject matter of the book (how complex is the subject matter? Does it involve lots of research?). These two factors are the most important, so let's dive into them below. Subject MattersTextbooks pertaining to science such as biology,...

Merchant Spotlight: ValoreBooks - Top Buyback Company

By: Mr. Wade

Founded in in 2005, this company has undergone some transformation in the years since. It is now owned by Follett (parent company), which is a huge company that operates bookstores on many college campuses throughout the country. ValoreBooks.com is basically Follett's online portal where they buy back used books and then use that inventory to resupply their chains of campus bookstores. Follett operates the bookstore...

Is Books-A-Million Going the Way of Other Brick and Mortar Retailers?

By: Mr. Wade

With all the bad news coming out of retail these days, it's hard to see how some store chains are still operating. Big department stores in malls are closing at astonishing rates all over the country; they are succumbing to the inevitable march of online sales. People just don't want to go to a physical store when they can access vastly more inventory at much...

What Companies Pay the Most for Used Textbooks?

By: Mr. Wade

Doing a simple google search will return a plethora of online vendors offering to buy your textbooks. Individuals also buy and sell textbooks as a side hustle. But who is going to consistently pay the most money and buy the largest variety of books? Some vendors are super picky about which titles they are willing to buy, and they only buy the ones that they...

How to Find the Highest Offer When Selling Books or Textbooks Online

By: Mr. Wade

Searching google, you'll find a handful of companies that actually buy your books - companies that you can ship your books to, and they will send you payment when they receive them. Some names include Booksrun, eCampus, Buyback101, and more. However, the price each of these companies is willing to pay can vary by a lot. If you have a stack of books to sell,...

Introducing the BookTrapper iPhone App

By: Mr. Wade

In addition to our website, BookTrapper now has an iPhone app that allows you to either enter an isbn number or scan a barcode. Just like BookTrapper.com, our mobile app returns buyback offers, purchase prices, and rental prices. More vendors are coming soon, but we have the major ones!  Home Screen You can download our app for IOS here. If you are in a bookstore...

Where Can I Sell My Used Books and Textbooks?

By: Mr. Wade

Two simple answers - online or locally. But where is the best place to sell my used books? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Advantages to Selling Books OnlineThe price you get for a particular used book depends on two factors - how many people need that book and how many of them are available in inventory. It's a perfect example...

Exchange Textbooks with Classmates at Kennesaw State University

By: Mr. Wade

Do you attend Kennesaw State, and are you looking to sell your used textbooks at the end of the semester? It's always better to find other students who need them instead of selling them back to the campus bookstore for a pittance. They will turn right around and sell them again for probably twice what they gave you. Using BookTrapper, you can post all...

BookTrapper is Now Available in the United Kingdom (UK)

By: Mr. Wade

Students in the UK can now use BookTrapper to post used books for sale at their college or university. At booktrapper.co.uk, students from all the major colleges and universities have access to BookTrapper's core technology. Specifically, the student to student matching system developed first at booktrapper.com and then duplicated for the United Kingdom gives students a functional textbook swapping marketplace on campus. Regarding price comparison functionality -...

Download BookTrapper for IOS and Android - Scan Barcodes and Compare Book Prices

By: Mr. Wade

You can now download BookTrapper for your IOS or Android phone. Using the app, select sell, buy, or rent and scan a barcode - prices will appear in the list below. Or you can enter a ten or thirteen digit ISBN number into the search field. Download:    FunctionalityAll the functionality currently available on BookTrapper.com is not yet built into our IOS and Android apps....

How to Make $500+ Dollars a Month Buying and Selling Used Textbooks

By: Mr. Wade

With a little understanding about how textbook buyback companies operate, you can make a little extra cash on the side.

Where Can I Sell My Textbooks For the Most Cast?

By: Mr. Wade

You basically have two options when it comes to selling used textbooks - trade them/sell them to other students, sell them online, or sell them back to the campus bookstore.

5 Ways Reading Books Aloud Benefits Children

By: Mr. Wade

#1 The Skill of VisualizationAs a child listens to an adult read aloud, he or she develops the ability to make mental pictures of what's happening in the story. Those mental pictures are what help the child remember what he/she has read or heard - reading comprehension. The ability to learn later in life is mostly dependent on one's ability to retain knowledge gained through...

3 Ways Reading Books Can Help You Have More Intelligent Conversations

By: Mr. Wade

Being well read and being able to draw from that knowledge in conversation can elevate you in other people's minds, and they will see you as being more attractive - not just romantically. Building a huge knowledge base of ideas gained from books gives you things to talk about and insert into conversations that can make a profound impact on the way others perceive...

Facebook Textbook Exchange - Use BookTrapper Instead

By: Mr. Wade

For every university you'll find a Facebook textbook exchange group, but there's a better option. BookTrapper is designed for this very purpose, and it works so much better than a Facebook group for selling textbooks on campus. The problem with using Facebook groups for selling textbooks is that there will be thousands of members, and everyone posts books they want to sell and those...

Why do Science Textbooks Cost so Much More?

By: Mr. Wade

If you choose a major that requires lots of science classes, you'll spend much more on textbooks over the course of your college career. But why is this so? Why do some textbooks cost so much more than others? Is it printing costs alone that determines value? Is it the material that contributes most the cost? Material Dictates CostScience is a rapidly advancing field,...

How to Get a Job in Tech

By: Mr. Wade

As economies increasingly rely on big data, web, and mobile technologies, companies are looking to hire employees with tech skills. They need people who have at least a basic understanding of web technologies and possess some skills. If you are a job seeker in today’s economy, what skills are necessary to get a job in a tech related field? Do you have to go...

Should You Go to a Two Year College and then Transfer?

By: Mr. Wade

Many high school graduates have the option to go to immediately move away from home and attend a four year school or stay in town, go to a junior college, and then transfer after two years. But which better? Each has advantages and disadvantages. Two Year SchoolsStudents are normally able to maintain a better GPA at junior colleges because the courses are not designed to...

Law Students: Use BookTrapper to Sell those Expensive Textbooks with Each Other

By: Mr. Wade

If you are thinking about going to law school, you already know how expensive it can be. Many new lawyers start their first job with over one hundred thousand dollars in student load debt. If they go to a private college such as Emory University, they will have even more. One expense that often gets overlooked is the cost of textbooks for law school. Per...