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  • Virtual Bookstores Partners with Lackawanna College to Improve Textbook Affordability for Students

    Lackawanna College

    July 9th, 2018

    After a competitive search for a partner to meet their textbook needs, Lackawanna College selected Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, while also providing a streamlined and convenient ordering process.

  • Virtual Bookstores Partners with Stillman College to Improve Textbook Affordability for Students

    Stillman College

    June 13th, 2018

    Beginning this summer, Stillman College students will have expanded 24/7 access to affordable course materials in every format, including new, used, rental, eBook, and marketplace.

  • Virtual Bookstores Partners with Pratt Institute

    Pratt Institute

    June 6th, 2018

    After an extensive search for a partner to meet their textbook needs, Pratt selected Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, while also providing a streamlined adoption process for faculty.

  • ALL Access Partners with Schreiner University

    Schreiner University

    May 14th, 2018

    Beginning in fall 2018, the ALL Access program will provide Schreiner students with 100% of their required course materials at a significantly reduced cost, included in the cost of attendance.

  • All Access Program Announces Expanded Partnership with Colorado Mountain College

    Colorado Mountain College

    April 30th, 2018, a leading online textbook and course material solutions company, announced that Colorado Mountain College (CMC), with its central offices located in Glenwood Springs, CO, has expanded their partnership with the ALL Access program to provide a sustainable and affordable approach to books and learning materials for all 11 campuses.

  • VitalSource Teams up with eCampus to Power Digital Materials


    December 5th, 2017

    VitalSource®, a world leader in building, enhancing and delivering digital course materials, and, a leading virtual bookstore provider for academic institutions, have teamed up to offer students at higher-education and K-12 institutions nationwide an enhanced learning experience.

  • Miami and partnership to save students textbook money

    Miami University

    November 15th, 2016

    To help reduce the cost of textbooks for students, Miami University and will launch a virtual bookstore beginning for summer 2017 courses. Students can expect to see cost savings as much as 25-40 percent or more on most textbooks. The partnership will create a seamless online method for students to order their textbooks and course materials at competitive pricing.

  • This Wisconsin University Launched a Bookstore Without Books

    The Digital Reader

    August 5th, 2016

    For some unknown reason many people are convinced that only Amazon could open a college bookstore with no books, but that simply isn't true. Amazon has several competitors currently disrupting the college bookstore industry, including eCampus and textbook distributor MBS Direct.

  • Things you should do now to start saving for your fall semester textbooks

    USA Today College

    August 4th, 2016

    Fall semester textbook purchases are looming, and the day you're dreading is threatening to put a damper on your summer vacation. But if you prepare now, you won't have to stress about coming up with enough money to afford your fresh load of books come September. Here's what you can do during the summer to lessen the blow of paying for your fall semester textbooks.

  • What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School


    July 1st, 2016

    The first day of school isn’t here yet, but it’s not too early to start budgeting for the upcoming semester — especially considering the amount you’ll probably spend before the first class even starts. A 2015 report by American Express found that parents planned to spend an average of $1,239 on back-to-school shopping last year. If 2016 spending follows suit, you could be shelling out a hefty chunk of change on academic necessities.

  • The ABCs of saving money on textbooks

    USA Today College

    January 14th, 2016

    The start of spring semester may have you stressing, and not just because of the schedule and workload. Before your first exam, you’ll need to buy more than a few textbooks — a costly proposition. In a 2015 analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, NBC found that the prices of textbooks increased by a whopping 1,041% between 1977 and 2015 — more than triple the rate of inflation. But you can beat the cost of college textbooks with our ABCs for saving money on spring semester.

  • eCampus Continues to Expand

    Publishers Weekly

    October 2nd, 2015

    After winning a five-year contract to create an online store and a staffed kiosk for the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in August, continues to build a niche as a virtual campus retailer. The UWM program works much like ones that Amazon has begun rolling out on other campuses, including Purdue and UMass Amherst in which Amazon operates an online store and staffs locations for students to pick up books and other materials.

  • Wins 5-Year Contract at UW-Milwaukee

    Publishers Weekly

    August 5th, 2015

    As the back to school season nears, the competition for textbook sales continues to heat up. In a deal that bears striking similarities to ones that Amazon crafted with Purdue and UMass Amherst over the past year, will handle textbook sales virtually for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee starting this fall. Books will be delivered to the school's residences via free, two-day shipping.

  • UWM signs deal with virtual bookstore

    Journal Sentinel

    August 4th, 2015

    Following a national trend of brick-and-mortar campus bookstores falling to online competitors, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has signed a five-year contract with for a virtual bookstore that officials estimate will save students up to 60% on textbooks.

  • UWM, Partnership could save students up to 60% on Textbooks

    UWM Report

    August 4th, 2015

    A new partnership between University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and could save students up to 60 percent on their textbooks, helping to keep higher education affordable.

    UWM announced its five-year contract with the online bookseller on Tuesday, joining Hampton University, National Louis University and other educational institutions already working with to provide savings and convenience to students.

  • eCampus Beats Out Amazon for a Five-Year Contract to Run UW-Milwaukee’s Virtual Bookstore

    The Digital Reader

    August 3rd, 2015

    Amazon has been getting a lot of press attention over the past 6 months for the virtual bookstores it runs at Purdue University and several other US universities, but it is not the only player in that market. Nor is it largest, so today's news should not be as surprising as it is going to sound.

  • 6 tricks for getting your college textbooks for less

    USA Today College

    July 28th, 2015

    In the 2014-15 school year, the average full-time undergraduate student in the United States spent more than $1,200 on college textbooks and supplies, according to estimates from the College Board. Don’t be a statistic. As you gear up for the new semester, follow these money-saving tips to cut down on that considerable figure.

  • OSU Lima Student Wins Nationwide Sweepstakes

    Peak Of Ohio

    November 23rd, 2014

    Benjamin Frey of Huntsville entered’s 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes after purchasing a textbook from them.

    On September 23rd, Frey, a 21-year-old student at the Ohio State University at Lima, was chosen as the Grand Prize winner of the nationwide sweepstakes out of over 22,000 entries.

  • eCampus: Easily Rent or Buy Affordable Textbooks, and Sell Them Back

    Make Use Of

    January 22nd, 2014

    Another outrageously-priced textbook? You’ve got to be kidding! How much of this are you going to take? You know there’s a better option than getting ripped off by your university bookstore, right? There are several reputable websites for saving students money on textbooks, eCampus being one of the very best.

  • 6 Tips to succeeding & Saving in College

    College News

    September 17th, 2013

    If you’re anything like the typical college student I bet I can guess two things about you: you want to make the most out of your four years of undergrad, and you’re broke. Don’t feel bad, we all are. But good news! It’s possible, and quite easy, to be a successful college student while still sticking to a less than ideal budget. Follow these tips and I guarantee you’ll have the best year ever.

  • 8 ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

    Money Crashers

    February 15th, 2013

    The average tuition cost for one year at a public university is now $17,000, and the average annual price of private colleges is twice that amount. However, rather than waving your white flag and giving up on the thought of ever attending school, know that there are many ways to save money on the costs of college – including acquiring cheap textbooks.

  • Buying Textbooks 101: How to Save Money

    USA Today College

    July 19th, 2012

    For the first day of class, don’t come prepared. Just bring a pen and a notebook. Every course you take is going to have a list of required textbooks that your college’s registrar will claim you cannot pass without. Don’t buy any of them until you get a feel for your professor. That’s the first lesson of Purchasing Textbooks 101.

  • E-textbooks Win Fans, But Some Students Still Prefer Paper

    The Denver Post

    April 16th, 2012

    College students have more options for affordable textbooks than ever. Gone are the days when the only plan was to pack university bookstores at the beginning of the semester, paying whatever ransom — ur, price — that was listed for required reading.

  • Best Places to Sell Used Textbooks Online


    April 1st, 2012

    Textbooks are very expensive. With most books costing $100 or more each, it's not unheard of for students to spend well over $1,000 on textbooks during their academic career. And once you're done with a textbook, what do you do with it?

  • Finding the Best Places to Buy College Books with Free Shipping

    Bright Hub

    December 8th, 2011

    Finding cheap college textbooks can be an overwhelming task in itself. Certainly, the last thing that a college student wants to worry about is paying expensive shipping costs. But in a perfect world, college students should be able to purchase affordable textbooks, with reasonable shipping prices.

  • Five Ways to Save When It’s Time for College

    September 1st, 2011

    College tuition is a whopper of a bill, one that in many cases won’t be paid off for years to come. So why not save everywhere you can? From online book dealers to less expensive meal plans to vintage clothes shops, there are plenty of ways to cut costs - just ask a broke college student.

  • College Books Made Affordable

    August 31st, 2011

    Have a college-bound kid? Already reeling from the ever-mounting costs associated with said college-bound kid? There is a catching trend in the way college students are learning this back-to-school season and parents are saving a bundle.

  • 11 Ways to Beat the System When Buying College Textbooks


    August 25th, 2011

    If you’re a college student starting a new academic year, you’re likely reeling in shock from the amount of money you’re being asked to spend on textbooks.

    The price tags on those books can be astonishing — and they’re always climbing. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that college textbook prices have increased at twice the rate of inflation.

  • Back to School Budgeting Tips

    The Huffington Post

    August 11th, 2011

    The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

  • Enhancing E-book Purchases: Consumer Driven Models From the Text Book Industry

    Publishing Perspectives

    April 5th, 2011

    When the mere act of delivering content digitally isn’t enough, textbook publishers are coming up with new sales model for digital content. Thanks to the emergence of the Kindle and other electronic reading devices, today’s consumer can choose from a multitude of ways to consume content with multiple delivery model preferences.

  • ships nearly 200,000 textbooks in January

    Internet Retailer

    March 3rd, 2011

    The retailer reported 400% growth in textbook rentals compared with January 2010. set a company record in January by shipping almost 200,000 textbooks through its textbook rental program. That represented a 400% increase from January 2010.

  • More OPT to rent Textbooks

    The Gainesville Sun

    August 31st, 2010

    University of Florida finance major Thomas Spoto, 21, joined the ranks of students declaring they're just not going to take it anymore, finding a way around the always-increasing cost of college textbooks.

    Renting college textbooks is now all the rage at campus bookstores and online, with students saving at least half off the new cover price.

  • How to Find Cheaper College Textbooks

    The New York Times

    August 3rd, 2010

    You might call it the college student’s first lesson in exploitation: paying $100 for a textbook, then getting a mere $12 when reselling to the campus bookstore at the end of the semester. College textbook prices rose about 6 percent, on average, every year — that’s twice the rate of inflation — from 1986 to 2004.