John Paczkowski

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Amazon to Chegg, BookRenter: Nice Knowin Ya …

Amazon’s Kindle textbook rental service now has a dead-tree counterpart. The retailer on Monday began offering rentals through its textbook store. Titles are offered for rental in 130 day increments with an allowance for a single 15-day extension. Pricing seems to fall in the $30-$60 range, with Amazon picking up the cost of return shipping and claiming an overall savings for students of up to 70 percent. Tough break for textbook rental services Chegg and BookRenter, which must now go head to head with a behemoth of a competitor.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”