August 12, 2009 07:00 ET Debuts Free iPhone App for College Textbooks

Price Comparison Service Ensures Savings of at Least 50% on Textbook Purchases

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) -, the leading college textbook price comparison website, today announced the availability of BIGWORDS the iPhone App for Textbooks, a new service for "on the go" students that finds the cheapest textbooks on the Internet according to the specific requirements of each student. Just in time for the Fall semester, the BIGWORDS iPhone App saves students $225 on average multi-item textbook orders. BIGWORDS iPhone App for Textbooks can be downloaded for free at

For nearly 10 years BIGWORDS has been reducing the high cost of textbooks with its proprietary Multi-Item Price Optimization™ technology, which maximizes promotions and minimizes shipping. BIGWORDS scours the Internet and provides students the lowest total cost for their entire textbook order, finding books 50% cheaper than bookstores and 20%-60% cheaper than other online retailers on average.

The BIGWORDS iPhone App for Textbooks continues the website tradition by bringing the full range of comparison shopping options to iPhone users. Whether roaming campus or panicking over schedules, students can use the BIGWORDS App to find the best prices as soon as they have a syllabus in-hand. Key features of the new BIGWORDS iPhone App include:

--  Multi-Item Price Optimization™ which calculates the cheapest
    combination of stores for multi-item orders, maximizing coupons and
    minimizing shipping
--  Support for New, Used, Textbook Rentals, International Editions, and
    Guaranteed Buyback
--  Support for personalized affinity program discounts like B&N
    Membership and Amazon Prime
--  All the latest coupons and promotions calculated automatically
--  Ignore copy and ignore seller to find the cheapest textbook that suits
    the specific needs of the student
--  Share bookbags with other students or teachers to streamline their
    process for online or mobile purchase later
--  Compare all delivery options for best price and optimal delivery times
--  "Buy Now" or "Save Bookbag" options expedite orders or allow for more
    shopping later in a single order

"I love this new BIGWORDS iPhone App for textbooks," said Jeff Sherwood, CEO at "We took the best of what offers and put it into a simple, intuitive iPhone interface so that students can have the cheapest textbook prices right in the palm of their hand."

About BIGWORDS is owned by Bigger Words, Inc., based in Annapolis, MD. Since 2001, the price comparison site has been saving students more and more money on textbooks through its proprietary Multi-Item Price Optimization™ technology. BIGWORDS stays on top of the multitude of retail textbook business models, so that students can rely it to find the cheapest copy of the right textbook, every time.

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