College Students Use iPhones, iPods and iPads to Search for Textbooks

Portland, Oregon – Finding the most competitive prices on new and used textbooks and ebooks is now just a ‘touch’ away. Book$Price, a new, free iPhone application developed by Direct Textbook, a leading textbook comparison site, is now available for download. The application facilitates the search of more than 200 online bookstores for price, availability and more.

“Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Apple brand among college students and the anticipated use of the iPad by many colleges and universities, we decided to create an application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users,” said Chris Lindgren, president. “The beginning of the school term is often a hectic time for students, parents and staff. The Book$Price application makes it easy to comparison shop for textbooks from virtually anywhere, and ensure that you’re getting the best price on books.”

Since 2002, Direct Textbook has helped make the process of finding the best prices on new and used textbooks, and most recently, ebooks easy and hassle-free. The site has gained popularity due to a number of factors, including the rise in textbooks and overall costs associated with secondary education, the recession’s impact on household budgets and the site’s commitment to continually expanding and tailoring its offerings to meet the needs of site visitors.

Book$Price, the latest innovation from Direct Textbook, allows users to search hundreds of online bookstores by ISBN, title, author or keyword to find the lowest prices on college textbooks. Search results include new books, used books, ebooks and rental options to give users access to as many budget-friendly options as possible. Additionally, the application allows users to search more than 20 vendors to determine how much companies that purchase books will pay for those textbooks that are no longer needed by the student. In the future, the application will expand functionality with the addition of a barcode scanner and include inventory from additional ebook providers.

“There are now tons of applications that are available for college students to help make the transition to college life easier, improve study skills, prepare for exams and more,” said Lindgren. “Book$Price fills a void, and we look forward to the response from students, parents and university staff who are able to save money this year by using it.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 0.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Book$Price 1.1 is free and available exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. To search for textbooks directly from the Direct Textbook website, visit Direct Textbook. Multiple search options, a detailed FAQ and other resources are readily available, including guides on searching for books and coupon codes for dozens of online bookstores.

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First launched in 2002, Direct Textbook helps parents and students search more than 200 online bookstores for bargain textbooks, saving them money and time. 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. Visit Direct Textbook for more information. Copyright (C) 2002-2010 Direct Textbook. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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