When you buy a textbook, what are you buying?
What you are buying can be complicated.
But it doesn’t have to be.
In fact, you should probably have a few ideas about what you should be buying, because you may have a hard time narrowing it down.
Here are five of the most common textbook buying questions.
What is the cover price of the textbook?
How much does the cover cost?
What are the margins?
How much is the eBook or ebook?
What is it going to cost?
How long will it last?
What are its eBook or ePub versions?
What editions are there?
What price are the ISBNs?
Are they all equal?
What types of ISBNs do they have?
What does the publisher offer?
What do they charge?
What fees do they ask?
The textbook industry is huge.
If you’re in it for the books, you’ll be spending a lot of time researching the textbook industry, so you’ll want to have a good understanding of what you’re getting into.
What’s the cover value?
What price does the book cost?
The cover value is the final price the publisher pays for the book.
The price can range from $1 to $4.
The book may have multiple editions, but it usually comes with a one-year print run.
Is the eBook/ebook version of the book?
Are there multiple editions?
Are the ISBN numbers all equal and are there different prices?
Are ePub and Kindle versions available?
If so, how much do they cost?
4: What kind of books does the textbook have?
What kind are the eBook and ePub editions?
How many are there, and are they priced differently?
5: What is this company’s average cost per book?
What’s its average selling price per book, and is it different for each edition?
The average price of a book is the lowest price that you can sell for the title.
The publisher has to make money, so if you’re buying books for school use, you’re likely to end up with more expensive books than if you were buying books just for yourself.
3: What’s this company bestseller list?
What book is on the list?
Are all the titles listed there?
What does this company have to say about the books?
Are these books great?
What about other books are they on there?
Do they sell well?
Are any of the titles good enough for the list or have other titles not made the cut?
4/5: What books are in the bestsellers list?
Who is on it?
Are some of the bestseller books listed?
Are books from other publishers included?
What kind is the average selling rate for the titles in the list and the number of books on that list?
The publisher does this because the publisher wants to make sure they have a high-volume book that’s going to be used a lot, so it will be in the top books on the best sellers list.
4: Does this company sell any titles that are not on the lists bestseller lists?
Are other publishers also included?
If yes, is it because of a lack of sales?
5 and beyond.
What you should know about the textbook world If you want to buy a new book or a book you’ve never heard of, you have a couple of options.
You can go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble, which are usually the easiest and cheapest places to get books.
You may also check with a library or bookstore.
If there is a good deal on a textbook book, you can go directly to Amazon and get it for free.
The best way to get a book at Amazon is to sign up for a free Kindle account, which is free to Amazon Prime members.
The free Kindle store also has an extensive selection of books, but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you will also get a subscription to Kindle Unlimited.
You will have to pay a $7.99 fee each month to add books to your Kindle library, which will give you access to some of Amazon’s other offerings.
It’s an important point because Amazon will only pay you for books that you already own, so the best way for you to be able to read and enjoy books that have been on the bookshelves for years is to be a Kindle subscriber.
Barnes and Nobles is another great option for those who want a new purchase on a new title, but want to check out the books on other publishers’ bestsellings lists as well.
There are two ways to buy books from Amazon.
First, you could pay for a Kindle book to be added to your library, but that would cost $14.99 a year, which isn’t much of a deal.
Second, you may pay for the print version of a title and have it available to you as a PDF file.
While you can do both, it’s best to pay for one and get the other.
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription gives you access for free