College Connection: Company offers discounts on e-textbooks

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 14:48:14-04

Summer is coming to a close faster than many might want. Now students will be thinking about returning back to school and all of the expenses that come with college. The price of things such as textbooks and study materials can put a serious dent in the pocket.

Now Redshelf, an e-textbook supplier, says it has a new way to save college students big bucks.  

Redshelf has revealed a new e-reader developed to help students make the most out of digital textbooks. This e-reader gives students access to thousands of textbooks and other educational materials. Students can save up to 60 percent on textbooks.

Greg Fenton, CEO of Redshelf, said that he has been a student before and understands what it is that students want and need in digital textbooks.

“We focused from day one on the student experience. We are the students making e-readers for students," he said. 

The e-reader includes features to make it as easy as possible for students to study. Some of these study tools are flashcards that can be created directly from text, student to student collaboration chats and easy viewing on any device. Redshelf also offers a comparison tool on its website.

“We are so committed to you getting the cheapest textbook that we will help you find the best offer from across the web,” Fenton said.

The e-reader is free with any e-book purchase on 

What’s the best way to have the greatest summer ever and save money? ABC2 News intern Aliah Williamson has the College Connection for all those wondering. 

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