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Natalie Meyers is a freelance writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience. As an English major and a psychology graduate, she worked as a teacher and a counselor. As a writer, she's covered a diverse range of topics from technology to publishing. She is an avid reader who believes that books help us become more authentic versions of ourselves. At BookScouter, she's a smart writer and an expert in all things books.

The 11 Best Book Scanner Apps of 2023

Book arbitrage By January 24, 2023 Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , No Comments

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In our earlier article, we’ve covered the topic of book scouting from every angle (you can read it on our blog — The Definitive Guide to Book Scouting), and we also singled out another meaning for the term book sourcing (or book hunting), where we specifically highlighted used book hunting and reselling, as well as making a profit on second-hand books. We also mentioned the tools that book scouts use to find books and resell them most profitably (on Amazon and not only).

How to Sell Used Textbooks Profitably: Redditors’ Experience

All about textbooks By January 20, 2023 Last Updated on March 15, 2023 by Abigail White Tags: , , , , No Comments

How to Sell Used Textbooks Profitably

Is this something you face at the end of each semester?

“I feel really bad just throwing my textbooks away knowing they could help someone, but in most of them there is at least a bit of writing for example I highlighted topics that were in the advanced information for science and sometimes I ticked off practice questions that I did. Is there any place that accepts books like this or do they have to be super new to be sold?”

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Shadow Libraries: The Dilemma

All about books By January 11, 2023 Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

It’s impossible to carry out quality research without access to academic works and the most recent news from the scientific community. However, if you’re an independent researcher without direct affiliation to a public institution and access to such resources as JSTOR or Elsevier, or if you are a fellow researcher or a student but your university doesn’t provide access to the aforementioned resources—what are you to do?

Certain publishers, especially big publishers, have rights to most scholarly works, and access to this information costs a lot. Therefore, many research articles stay unavailable to researchers and scholars. It’s true that open-access journals have been on the rise recently; however, as a matter of fact, a large proportion of them can’t be truly categorized as open-access. So to answer the earlier question: those who need access to paid research content have to find alternative ways to get what they need: free textbooks online or shadow libraries.

No More Amazon Book Rentals—Where to Rent Textbooks Now?

All about books By December 26, 2022 Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

The major news hit the industry in December: Amazon has decided to end its print textbook rentals for good. As an industry participant, we at BookScouter decided to share our thoughts on the subject.

As of Dec 14, 2022, Amazon, which offered a flexible and affordable way to get access to physical and digital textbooks for more than a decade, has recently announced the discontinuation of its print textbook rental program and coming changes to its print and digital magazine and newspaper subscriptions.

Who Wrote the First Textbook?

All about books By December 19, 2022 Last Updated on December 21, 2022 by Olivia Smith No Comments

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Everyone knows what a textbook is; everyone had a pile of various textbooks while they were at school and in college. However, we were so busy studying to even wonder who the author of the first calculus textbook was and when the first geography textbook was published. Because, well, who cares? Yet, we got curious now and decided to find out more about the first textbooks and their authors. In this blog post, we’re answering the most popular questions about first-ever published textbooks.

College Semesters: All You Need to Know

Study tips By November 23, 2022 Last Updated on November 25, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

In this article, we would like to cover all the most frequently asked questions about college semesters, college semester tuitions, gap semesters, and all sorts of things. We’ve tried to collect the most comprehensive facts to all these questions and provide as detailed answers as possible. So, let’s begin.


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