SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

AfterCollege, Inc.

May 02, 2011 10:15 ET

AfterCollege Partners With BookRenter to Save Students Money on Textbooks

Partnership Will Allow College Students to Save up to 80% on College Textbooks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - AfterCollege, the largest career network for college students and recent graduates, has announced a partnership with BookRenter to pass on considerable savings on textbooks to AfterCollege's audience of college students.

With the cost of tuition rising on an annual basis, students are looking for ways to pinch pennies. Users can access an AfterCollege-branded bookstore, powered by BookRenter, to purchase or rent textbooks at

BookRenter currently powers over 560 stores and serves six million students at universities like Arizona State, USC, San Francisco State University, and North Country Community College.

"AfterCollege's goal is to not only connect students with relevant entry-level jobs and internships, but to also provide complementary resources that improve the college experience," said Nick Fitzpatrick, University Relations Manager at AfterCollege. "Our collaboration with BookRenter allows us to offer a great service that can translate into significant savings for college students."

"We're excited to offer savings on textbooks to AfterCollege's audience," said Tad Dooling, Online Marketing Manager at BookRenter. "Their extensive list of academic departments and student groups helps expand our reach and allows BookRenter to provide savings to an even larger population of college students."

BookRenter launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 80% off the retail price. BookRenter's innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the best price, highest quality books, and most flexible rental experience available today. Currently offering more than 5.5 million titles and serving thousands of students on over 5,000 campuses, BookRenter is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, growing at over 600% each year. BookRenter, with offices in San Mateo, California, is a private company that is funded by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms. To learn more about how to use BookRenter for all of your textbook rental needs, please visit

About AfterCollege
AfterCollege, Inc. ( connects 3,000,000 college students and alumni with employers through career networks at colleges and professional organizations. AfterCollege powers the largest number of career networks on the internet, delivering exclusive entry-level jobs and internships to students and recent graduates. Its proprietary platform and job distribution technology translate into relevant job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege's approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019.