BookMantis - Toronto's BookMantis is like speed dating for book sellers and buyers. Once launched, the BookMantis app will allow users to sell their textbooks to buyers in their area simply by scanning the barcode on their used books. BookMantis will match buyers and sellers based upon their university and location. To be notified when BookMantis officially launches, sign up here.
PaperC - Berlin's PaperC offers digital textbooks by subscription. Users can purchase full textbooks or just specific chapters. Themed bundles of books can be rented for specific time periods too.
Post Your Book allows book sellers to post an unlimited number of textbooks for sale. Fellow students can purchase the books they require at reduced costs and sellers rid themselves of textbooks they no longer require. Think of Post Your Book like Facebook for textbook buyers and sellers.
Boundless offers open-source digital textbooks and study tools. Their press page reads like a who's who of tech publications.
e-textbooks to those on the hunt for textbook savings.
These are just a few innovative options for those searching for textbooks at reduced prices. With the textbook industry in a state of transition thanks to mobile technology, this is likely only the beginning of disruptive startups within this space.
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