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6 Most Searched Special Edition Books

All about books By January 23, 2023 Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

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Have you ever completed a book but felt you still had unfinished business with it? Yeah, we’ve all been there. But, here’s when things get better because today, we’ll introduce something special. We’re here to tell you all you need to know about special edition books.

So, what are special edition books? Where can you get them? Read on as we answer these questions, and as the main course, we’ll serve you with the 6 best special editions of books to get started.

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.

2022 National Book Awards Winners

All about books By December 9, 2022 Last Updated on December 9, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

Each year, writers and book lovers alike look forward to the unveiling of the National Book Awards winners, presented by the National Book Foundation.

This year was no different, as 2022 was a big year for books. The award finalists were revealed in October—five finalists in each category—before the winners were announced in a live awards ceremony on November 16, hosted by New York Times bestselling author and producer of Hulu’s celebrated docuseries Taste the Nation, Padma Lakshmi.


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