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Cheap-Textbooks.com Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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PRLog - Aug. 11, 2014 - OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Cheap-Textbooks.com, a cheap textbook locating service created by Bob Jones has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of a iPhone and iPad textbook price savings tool.

“We’re very excited to launch this campaign,” said Mr. Jones, Cheap-Textbooks creator. “Kickstarter offers a unique and personal way for us to directly reach fans and education technology more broadly. In this way, it is both a fundraising and awareness campaign platform.  Many students do not know there are tools to help lower textbook spending.”

Cheap-Textbooks was created to fill a gap in the Internet textbook market for college students, where options are few, and the needed textbooks are extremely expensive. Based on the need for automated  research, Cheap-Textbooks’ simple ISBN Lookup and price reporting tool simplifies a students search for the cheapest option. Not only do reports indicate the lowest pricing it allows quick comparison between used, rental, international and eBook options. A buyback calculator is also included.

The turn to a crowdfunding platform such as Kickstarter is part of a broader trend by tech and media companies to seek funding from non-traditional sources. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects in which backers receive rewards, but not equity, for their support. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, over $1 billion has been pledged through Kickstarter by more than 6.8 million people, funding more than 67,000 creative projects.

Cheap-Textbooks turned to Kickstarter to enable the funding to develop a iPhone and iPad app for portable access to its’ vast database of textbook information. “Imagine sitting is a classroom or bookstore trying to decide what textbooks to buy on a limited budget.” added Jones. “A quick entry of the ISBN or barcode scan will reveal all of a student’s pricing options making the decision to buy, rent or even skip a informed one.” Jones continued “Kickstarter provides us with a way to offer a free  app that provides tremendous financial rewards to college students. Our current web based tool and Android app have helped thousands of students but we need a iPhone/iPad app to bring this service to the largest student population.”

To learn more about the project visit the Kickstarter page at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409186384/app-to-co...


About Cheap-Textbooks.com

Located at http://www.cheap-textbooks.com the site does not stock or sell textbooks. Cheap-Textbooks.com is a free service that reveals the lowest prices on new, used, eBook and rental textbooks from over 50 internet sites enabling students to buy from the cheapest source.

Bob Jones

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