Buy digital textbooks. You can save a third or more of the cost of a hardback textbook by purchasing a digital book. Despite the fact that todayâ€™s college students are more technologically savvy than ever, the digital textbook market is only a sliver of the $9 billion industry for new and used textbooks. According to the National Association of College Stores, digital books make up about 3% of textbook sales. But that figure is expected to grow to between 10% and 15% by 2012 as e-books and e-readers grow in popularity.
â€œFollett knows todayâ€™s students are facing overwhelming education costs,â€ says Thomas Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. â€œOur variety of affordable choices helps every student be successful.â€