SOURCE: Direct Textbook


December 14, 2009 14:20 ET

Textbooks Buyback Price Tool Helps Parents and Students Save by Comparing Prices

Direct Textbook Helps Parents and College Students Leverage the Power of the Internet to Get Top Dollar for Used Textbooks From Leading Vendors

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Textbooks represent one of the heftiest education expenses for students and parents. This is why textbook buyback programs are essential. makes the buyback process easier with a price comparison tool. Parents and college students can quickly search the buyback prices of 18 leading vendors to determine which companies offer the most for their used textbooks.

"Over the last decade, the cost of college textbooks has increased significantly, and can be a huge burden," said Chris Lindgren, President of Direct Textbook. "Our goal is to provide parents and college students with a comprehensive, user-friendly resource that helps them get the most for their used textbooks."

The cost of college textbooks has outpaced inflation according to federal reports, but Direct Textbook offers a tool that helps offset this expense. Booksellers simply enter their textbooks' ISBN numbers and the site searches 18 vendors for the best buyback price. The buyback prices are then displayed from highest to lowest within seconds.

Direct Textbook can also be used to find bargains on textbooks. Parents and students can even submit requests via Twitter to find the lowest textbook prices. When a request is submitted to @textbook with the ISBN number, the site delivers a direct message with the lowest price and a link to the comparison page for more information.

"We want parents and students to know they have options when it's time to research buyback options or purchase new books," said Lindgren. "We've helped more than one million families save money and time during the textbook buyback and purchase processes, and we look forward to helping millions more in the years to come."

The site also offers tips on buying textbooks and a coupon code guide for some of the most popular online bookstores. For more information visit

About Direct Textbook:

First launched in 2002, Direct Textbook helps parents and students search more than 30 online bookstores for bargain textbooks. The company has helped more than one million parents and students get more for their used books with its college textbook buyback price search, and save up to 90 percent on textbook purchases.

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