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A New Way for Students to Save on Textbooks This Year

San Diego, CA – August 17, 2009. In the midst of trying economic times, where many students cannot afford college or the costs beyond tuition, it is imperative that all involved in higher education do their parts to alleviate the pressure on students working hard to pursue their educations.

Understanding that the cost of textbooks and learning materials has skyrocketed CampusBooks.com has developed two new flexible applications that students can use to find and purchase the cheapest textbooks available and to act quickly in a competitive marketplace. The applications are on-the-go friendly, meaning that they can be utilized in the bookstore, campus computer facilities, leaving the first class meeting, in the dining hall, wherever students are already using their phones or their portable devices and anywhere they have mobile communication access.

In addition to the regular site-based price search and comparison at www.CampusBooks.com this new addition takes the forms of an iGoogle Gadget and Price Tweetbacks via Twitter. Both empower students with knowledge and options by delivering real-time textbook price quotes without requiring the user to be plugged in or tethered to a desk or PC. It’s technology that’s as flexible as today’s college students are active.

For use on laptops, PDAs, or smartphones with browsers, students can add the CampusBooks.com iGoogle Gadget at and they’ll always be just a click away from the best textbook deals.

For students who prefer information via Twitter, there are two easy and convenient ways of receiving CampusBooks.com Price Tweetbacks. Both methods generate instant responses with the lowest price and a link to purchase the book.

1. For Web-based tweetbacks, students can follow CampusBooks.com at http://twitter.com/CampusBooks. Once a student receives an immediate follow-back, s/he can directly message CampusBooks an ISBN.

2. Students who prefer information via text/SMS (standard carrier rates apply) can set up tweetbacks by texting Twitter at 40404 with the following: “Follow CampusBooks” (a one-time setup). Once activated and confirmed by a reply indicating follow-back, the student can text Twitter with “D CampusBooks ISBN” to receive the information.These technologies make textbook price comparisons immediate and easy by presenting students with the best deals on used, new, rental, and digital textbooks right at their fingertips and in ASAP real time. Not only do students now have options wherever they may be — the bookstore, the biology lab, or the beach — they can actually click through and purchase their books then and there without worrying that there may be a better deal elsewhere or that they’ll lose the best deal in the time it takes to get to a bookstore, be it physical or virtual.

About CampusBooks.com:

CampusBooks.com was started in 1998 by college students tired of paying outrageous prices for textbooks. The company has evolved into a leading comparison-shopping website. First and foremost, our aim is to be a beneficial service to students. Our website is designed to offer students an alternative to high-priced books and bookstores, to provide efficient and friendly customer service, and to do business ethically and with attention to environmental sustainability. Every member of the CampusBooks.com family is currently or has recently been a college student who knows firsthand the frustrations of buying and selling textbooks. To learn more, visit www.CampusBooks.com and be sure to read our blog.

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