Amazon.com gives course on textbook rentals

SEATTLE — Amazon.com boosted its college services with the launch of Amazon Textbook Rental. The service enables students to rent books by the semester and save up to 70% off on the price. Orders more than $25 are eligible for free shipping and can be returned for free with a prepaid, printable label. Amazon Prime members can take advantage of free two-day shipping on all orders.

“College is expensive, and students are always looking for ways to save money on textbooks, which is why we’ve long offered great prices on both new and used textbooks,” said Ripley MacDonald, director of textbooks at Amazon.com. “With Textbook Rental, Amazon gives students yet another great option for saving money – it’s now easier than ever for students to get the books they need, in the format they want, at affordable prices. So no matter if a student wants to buy or rent their textbooks, Amazon can be their one-stop shop.”

For more information about Amazon Textbook Rental visit www.amazon.com/textbooks.