Buying textbooks is one of the worst parts of the college experience. You can find yourself easily paying $150 for a textbook that you barely use. When the end of the semester rolls around, your campus bookstore will either buy it back from you at a fraction of the cost, or flat out refuse to take it. Those times are gradually ending with digital textbooks and Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Rental program.
Through this program, students will be able to rent textbooks for their Kindle and mobile devices that support the Kindle app. Rentals can last from 30 days to 360 days. If need be, students can also extend their rental period by a single day just in case they need that extra time.
Renting Kindle textbooks is much cheaper than buying them outright. The example Amazon gives has a Kindle Edition textbook at nearly $110, but it can be rented for a little over $40. The rental price will increase the longer it remains in possession of the renter.
Here’s hoping Amazon a Kindle version of the textbook you’re looking for.