Student Textbook Buying Trends at Our College Bookstores

Hello all! Just a quick post to summarize some students trends and accomplishments lately here at Akademos / TextbookX.

Students are Increasingly Buying eBooks, But Trend Has Yet to Reach Critical Numbers - We analyzed some students buying trends for course materials and noted that eBooks are steadily climbing as a portion of overall revenue year over year, but have yet to reach critical mass. It appears eBooks are seeing an increase later in the Spring term. My hypothesis is that students are buying the digital version of their required textbooks to help them study for final exams. Read more here…

Akademos-TextbookX Saves Students over $46 Million and an Average of 54% on Textbooks in its TextbookX Marketplace – We stand strong behind our bookstore services model. Moving textbook operations completely online helps reduce the cost of textbooks for students and improves efficiencies for administrators. Read more here…

Three College Students Win Akademos-TextbookX Intern Awards for Most Effective On-Campus Marketing – The inaugural year of our bookstore services internship was a success. Students at schools with virtual bookstores got the word out, telling students via social media, print, in-person, email and more, how they could save big money at the school’s own bookstore. Three interns stood out for their on-campus marketing efforts. Read more here…

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