As scholars head back to college, Amazon is looking to take some of the agony out of purchasing books with an all-new textbook rental service.  Amazon already offers rentals on certain digital textbooks thru the Kindle, but that service got an upgrade as scholars get the choice to rent paperback and hardcover books from the site for a semester.

Scholars  can expect to save seventy % on rental books, which are lent out for a full semester, or 130 days. Both new and second hand textbooks will be shipped based mostly on accessibility, with all used books warranted in “acceptable rental condition.” Amazon plans to charge late books a 15-day extension charge and the full cost of the book after that.  Scholars  should also realize that extra charges can make an application for “excessive writing or highlighting” in the hired texts.  Making back to college accessible and reasonable Amazon is familiar with scholars and the books they require for classes and has been providing a textbook buyback programme for a few years. But with lots of books depreciating in worth as new editions are printed, semester rentals are an increasingly engaging service for scholars.  Half.com also offers an analogous textbook rental service, with the additional ability to rent for either thirty or 125 days at a time.  Amazon’s own Kindle textbook rental service also offers more flexible scheduling, with the choice to keep a book for between thirty and 360 days.  This is only the 1st college year Amazon has offered physical textbook rentals, so that the service will possibly develop in the future terms.

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