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August is the official start to the back-to-school season. Although Michigan’s public schools do not open until the day after Labor Day students heading off to college will soon be picking up school supplies, decorating their dorm rooms and refreshing their wardrobes. Despite these large capital outlays, the biggest expense is likely to be textbooks. A single textbook can cost anywhere between $100 and $250 in addition to tuition and class fees.

Amazon is offering savings up to 80% of college bookstore prices for eTextbooks. Using your Kindle, iPad, Android tablet, PC or Mac you can take your entire library with you anywhere on campus, during trips home for the weekend or anywhere else you go. This makes it much easier than carrying around a heavy backpack and eliminates completely having to rush back to your dorm room for a textbook you forgot.

By purchasing your textbooks on Amazon you also get the benefit of X-Ray. This is a superior search function as easy a single tap. You can look for definitions, related pages in your eTextbook and across other sources including YouTube.

If you have more traditional mindset, Amazon can also help you save up to 90% on new, used or rented textbooks. Shipping is quick and many cases free.

Students can get a head start on their textbook shopping by requesting a syllabus for each class they will be attending. A standard college or university syllabus will contain the title, version and/or ISBN for each assigned book.

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Daily specials from Amazon.com in what they call the GoldBox.August is the official start to the back-to-school season. Although Michigan’s public schools do not open until the day after Labor Day students heading off to college will soon be picking up school supplies, decorating their dorm rooms and refreshing their wardrobes. Despite these large capital outlays, the biggest expense is likely to be textbooks. A single textbook can cost anywhere between $100 and $250 in addition to tuition and class fees.

Amazon is offering savings up to 80% of college bookstore prices for eTextbooks. Using your Kindle, iPad, Android tablet, PC or Mac you can take your entire library with you anywhere on campus, during trips home for the weekend or anywhere else you go. This makes it much easier than carrying around a heavy backpack and eliminates completely having to rush back to your dorm room for a textbook you forgot.

By purchasing your textbooks on Amazon you also get the benefit of X-Ray. This is a superior search function as easy a single tap. You can look for definitions, related pages in your eTextbook and across other sources including YouTube.

If you have more traditional mindset, Amazon can also help you save up to 90% on new, used or rented textbooks. Shipping is quick and many cases free.

Students can get a head start on their textbook shopping by requesting a syllabus for each class they will be attending. A standard college or university syllabus will contain the title, version and/or ISBN for each assigned book.

Books that will save you money

Additional money-saving resources for you

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