What Companies Pay the Most for Used Textbooks?

By: BookTrapper

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 know they can turn around and sell for a profit. You're going to want to stick to a few top companies most of the time because...

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

By: BookTrapper

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, it's impractical to go to each company site and get an offer for each book. If you're selling ten books and ten...

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Introducing the BookTrapper iPhone App

By: BookTrapper

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! 

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You can download our app for IOS here. If you are in a bookstore on campus, just open the app, scan a barcode, and find out if you can get that book cheaper online. This works for renting as...

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Where Can I Sell My Used Books and Textbooks?

By: BookTrapper

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 Online

The 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 of supply and demand. The main reason selling online is better is because you get access to more market players - you have the option...

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Exchange Textbooks with Classmates at Kennesaw State University

By: BookTrapper

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 your used books for sale at Kennesaw and find a buyer right away. Specify what semester they'll be available, and you can even provide...

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

By: BookTrapper

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.

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Functionality

All the functionality currently available on BookTrapper.com is not yet built into our IOS and Android apps. The apps only do price comparisons for sell/buyback, purchase, and rent. You cannot post books for sale at...

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5 Ways Reading Books Aloud Benefits Children

By: BookTrapper

#1 The Skill of Visualization

As 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 reading, especially in higher education. For example, success in law school is mostly about...

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Facebook Textbook Exchange - Use BookTrapper Instead

By: BookTrapper

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 that they need on the main feed. It's easy to see how convoluted that can become - it's just...

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Why do Science Textbooks Cost so Much More?

By: BookTrapper

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 Cost

Science is a rapidly advancing field, and knowledge is increasing at incredible speed. It takes research, time, energy, and money to progress in certain...

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How to Get a Job in Tech

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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 to college, get a degree in computer science, and then apply? Will a degree in management and information systems get you a good...

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