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Textbookhound.com, a textbook shopping comparison site, has unveiled a slew of new features, including ability to search for multiple books at one time, store and e-mail search results and textbook buyback.
Just in time for back to school-and to take advantage of the arrival of a major new college textbook seller on the web-Textbookhound.com, a textbook shopping comparison site, has unveiled a slew of new features.
New York-based Textbookhound.com has added bookstores and a faster search function that also allows students to search for more than one book at the same time, using a keyword, ISBN number, author`s name, or a textbook title. The engine compares prices, availability and shipping cost. The search also takes place in real time, so prices are current. Textbookhound.com searches the database of more than 30 online bookstores, including ecampus.com, textbookX.com, and Amazon.com. Last week, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it will start selling textbooks online this fall.
Textbookhound.com is also offering a new textbook buy back feature. Powered by Textbooks4cash.com, the new buyback service enables Textbookhound.com to accept 90,000 book titles. Textbooks4cash.com keeps students informed of when the books they sold are received and when a check was issued.
Textbookhound.com allows students to save their search results in a “Book Bag” which they can also e-mail to parents or others who can purchase the books on their behalf. It also offers coupons from various online bookstores before the student makes the purchase.