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Amazon Offers Electronic College Textbook Alternative

School is right around the corner, and some of you may already have your jaws gaping at the price of your college textbooks. Yea, $259 for that economic book is ridiculous. Mashable announced Amazon’s jump into the textbook market with Kindle Textbook Rental. Students can rent books from the Kindle Store between a month to a year and save up to 80 percent on the price they would pay if they bought the book.

This is great because students spend so much time on the computer. With an e-book you can print out the pages you need to study and just read everything else on your laptop, iPad or Kindle.