Cut Educational Costs by Renting Textbooks

As a current MBA student, I can attest to the expenses of pursuing higher education. In addition to the expenses of school, extra-curricular activities, family matters, medical concerns, and transportation are just a few of the other things that drain the checkbook. Having multiple students in a home can also be particularly trying, especially if one parent is bearing all or most of the financial responsibility. Cutting costs where possible is definitely necessary for most families, especially in today’s economy. One great way to cut the rising costs of a college education which is gaining popularity is renting textbooks instead of buying them.

Students have several options when it comes to their textbooks at the college and graduate levels of education. In the past, buying new and used texts has been the most common way of acquiring the necessary resources for classes. New technology and advancements in business have opened the door to other options. These are e-book downloads and renting textbooks.

While not all texts are available as an e-book download, downloading a text is a great way to cut costs in education. Typically the e-book download version of a textbook is the cheapest form that is available, when it is offered. The catch is, downloading a book and viewing it on your Kindle (for instance) limits the ease of browsing through the book. How often does the average student recall the formatting or graphics on a specific page that they need to find, but otherwise have no clue where that page may in their text? In the downloaded e-book, users would have to search by keywords or using the index. Having the physical book, however, gives the student a level of accessibility that e-books do not offer.

Renting texts is the next most economical option. Students who are in accelerated learning classes will be happy to hear that the shorter the timeframe of the rental, the cheaper the rental fees. Extending renting periods is also possible too, as well as deciding to purchase a book after renting it and deeming it too valuable to be without.

There are a growing number of websites which offer text rentals at the college level. These sites rent out both used and new versions of the books, and often do not restrict highlighting or writing in the books, so long as extensive damage is not done. Some websites offer free shipping both ways as well, adding to the convenience of the service.

Continuing education is not an inexpensive proposition by any means. Relying on grants, loans, and scholarships are great ways to reduce the financial burden, or at least delay it a while. Making smart decisions when it comes to textbooks by downloading e-books or renting them can further reduce the financial impact that higher education can impose. Stay smart while getting smart and keep money available for other needs during the learning process.

Revolution Through Books

Once told by well known philosopher that one who was fond of reading books could live happily everywhere. As well know poet of Hindi- Shri Banarasidas Chaturvedi quotes, “Bibliophile has not only rich but happy also.” Even Mahatma Gandhi once told, “Value of books is greater than gems, because gems show outer beauty while books radiate inner self”.

If we talk about the best friend of a person then it comes to books. This very attribution inspired by young chap Shri Manish Jain. Fond of readings book became his first love and he decided to make his career is the field of books and mass education through books in general and kids in particular. This very inspiration to know the world of book and philosophy of life made Manish to initiate such venture and he started for a great aim by opening of Jainson Book Shop- A world of knowledge through books.

In 1997 on the auspicious occasion of country’s golden jubilee, Jainson Book Shop came out of showroom premises to inspire students for reading through a venture- Pustak Prakrama- so as to gain the awareness of reading right from student life. Afterwards, these were venture converted into serialized book exhibitions and street plays. People not even enjoyed this but ready to inspire and support this surrounding for reading books and enlighten of knowledge

This step makes the initiation as milestone in the literary circle. In 2001, the very spirit of initiative became as mass educating movement with opening of National book fair. Under the banner of Jainson Book Shop, this national book fair stole the show and became the part of history including such action participations of renowned 155 publications all over the country.

The journey of knowledge of Jainson Book Shop turned into the man awaking movement. A span of a decade made book shop prominent in the field of publishing industry. Through the deep rooted devotion, JBS carve a rich in well known publisher and writers and poets as well. Having well identified in such a business of books and distribution JBS not glorify the city of Devi Ahilya Bai as well known the educational capital of Madhya Pradesh but whole country in revolutionary movement through book and awareness of reading. Now people around the world are busy inquiring about different book titles in JBS. This is not a matter of being proud of establishment but being factor of satisfaction.

JBS, now, is well known name in distributing of English, Hindi books of literature to maximum educational institutes of not in Indore city but around the states as well. Apart from being active in successful distribution face to face, JBS took a step to high tech the distribution by on-line it. This made avid readers more interested in logging on the information regarding books and price list. Due to online process, readers could able to sort out books according to their interest. In online catalogue, whole vital information has been encapsulated into systematic manner. This information has included title, writer, publication and IESBN numbers which could make the reader fully informed.

Learning More With Educational Books

They say that the internet is killing the book industry, but one area that it is certainly not being overrun is in the educational books department. Every year millions of students around the world purchase educational books to help assist them on their school, college, university or master degree courses.

What has always staggered me is the cost of these books. Firstly when you go into the bookstore they are not easy to find, but when you do finally manage to track them down these educational books are often twice or three times the price of a regular autobiography and up to six times as much as a short novel. So why are these books so expensive?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they don’t expect to sell to many so they increase the price to make a decent profit off of them. The bestselling novels authors can expect sales up to 30 million copies, Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons sold 39 million copies to date and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that 5 pounds a book, even with the publishing fees and agents he has made a healthy profit.

So why can you purchase a interesting story from Dan Brown for about 5, pounds but when it comes to purchasing educational books it could cost you up to 40 pounds? I honestly have no answer to this question but I do know of a way that you could obtain them cheaper.

The internet is a wonderful resource and if used correctly it can provide you with substantial benefits, for example if you search on eBay for the educational books you would probably find someone who has completed the course that you are currently taken and has the book for sale. More often than not you will be spoilt for choice.

Education is the cornerstone of a well rounded individual and they say that we learn something new every day. If you think about it this is very true. There is probably not one day of your life that goes by where you don’t learn a new piece of information that wasn’t in your possession at the start of the day. A wise man once said that the day we stop learning is the day we die.

A Guide to Buying Educational Books Online

When it comes to buying educational books, the first thing that perhaps comes to your mind is a well-stocked bookstore that you should visit in order to search for the book of your choice; if it is not to be found there, the search is forwarded to yet anther book shop which may be situated at some other place. The search therefore goes on for a few days, weeks and even months till you get a copy of your much coveted book. There is often a lot of frustration, inconvenience and weariness involved. But in the twenty-first century, the scenario has changed. You do not have to depend on the retail book shops and university bookstores to purchase a book. You do not even have to necessarily visit a bookstore physically to buy educational books of your choice; the internet can very well do the work for you.

While you go for buying educational books online, you should take the help of some reliable search engine. Type the name of the book, preferably along with the name of the author and you get hundreds of options from where you could make your purchases. Alternatively, you could search by the name of the publisher or ISBN. There are online bookstores as well as auction websites scattered throughout the virtual world. It is very easy to log on to these sites and find the book that you need. However, it is a better option to go for those particular websites that not only sell but also buy used as well as new educational books. You may even narrow down your search by specifying the edition, type of binding and language.

If you are not sure about the title of the book that you want to procure, go for the “Browse” option. Mention the category of educational books you are looking for; however, in this respect, it is worthwhile to remember that category names are not constant. Generally, the prices of books are less in online stores. Nonetheless, prices vary even in online stores; so make sure that you compare the prices before you decide to close the deal.

Educational Kids Books

Reading is an important part of a children’s education. Educational kids’ books can help improve vocabulary, increase awareness of the world, and interest them in learning. It is vital that your children be able to read in order to do well in school. Having a positive outlook on reading makes it much easier for your kids to learn how to read. You can instill this interest when your children are very young so that they grow up to love books.

Reading aloud to your children each day will expose them to a number of stories, characters, and plots. They will soon learn how interesting children’s books can be, and are likely to want to learn how to read on their own as they get older. Reading aloud should be done for 20-30 minutes each day. Many parents choose to read one or two books to their children just before bedtime. Reading is a relaxing activity that can wind down children after a busy day.

Taking your children to the library can be a great way to get them interested in reading. This allows you to expose them to educational kids’ books without having to purchase them yourself. Getting them their own library card can teach them to love reading, as well as responsibility for property that is not their own. Ask the librarian to show you and your children around the kids’ section so that both of you can get a feel for the place. Also inquire about story time and other activities.

As you read children’s books to your kids, be sure to interact with the story. Use special voices for each character. Ask your children questions to keep them involved in the activity. This will also hold their interest, and teach them that they have to pay attention so that can give the right answers. Purchase books that have been made into a movie. Watch the movie with your children after reading the books, and discuss the similarities and differences between the two.

Create a good reading environment for your children. Have a specific space for your kids to look through children’s books that includes a book shelf and comfortable furniture such as a bean bag chair or child recliner. Make sure there are several books that the child enjoys in the book case. Avoid forcing your child to read or listen to you read aloud. This can help them grow to hate reading and books.

As you can see, exposing your children to reading and educational kids’ books is a very simple process. Be sure to begin reading to your children when they are still young. Even if they don’t seem to understand, it will help them learn to love books. As they get older, there are more fun activities that you can do with your children regarding reading that will increase their interest.

Imparting Early Childhood Education

One way to ensure that your child stays on track in school is to start as early as possible with early childhood education. There are many ways that a child can learn before they enter school. When you take the time to think about it, everything and everywhere can be a part of a lesson. For example, at three years old a trip to the grocery store can help establish critical thinking techniques that your child can use later on in school; like the process of elimination. You may not buy a product because it is too high or it has something in it that you or your child is allergic to. This process of elimination will help your child see how to eliminate all selections and choose the right one.

Early childhood education is also available on television for preschoolers. Not every program or cartoon for a child is educational so you need to find a program that teaches and enhances early childhood education. Watch a few of the episodes to determine how they mix fun with early childhood education. It may be a funny cartoon or show or it could be a serious episode with a good ending.

Early childhood education can be found in children’s books. Many books focus on preschool ages and can help strengthen the important details to help prepare them for school. You can purchase books on patterns, colors, numbers, and letters. Books start out with pictures and textures that allow you to feel the words such as “fur”. These books keep the child’s mind occupied while teaching a lesson at the same time. Books come in a variety of color with pictures that relate to the story and can teach the child in a way that they can learn. The concept of the story is funny, interesting, exciting, or serious.

When early childhood is worked with from the beginning, it helps prepare a child for the start of school. Some children start as early as three in a preschool program while others start when they turn five. Most three year old programs will focus on creative learning that is fun in order for the child to remember what they see and hear and process the information so they can use it when they start attending school daily.

Early childhood education is exciting with endless possibilities. It can also bring a smile to a parent when you see how your child takes the information and processes it. There childhood educational tools should be offered to a child at all times. When they are developmentally ready for them they will pick them up and begin to study them. As your child grows so does the need for more up-to-date books that will challenge the mind and stimulate growth and development.