This little find comes courtesy of the savviest young one you’re likely to meet. With the cost of college textbooks now costing approximately $900 a year, finding ways to save on them is a top priority for a lot of students. A company called Freeload Press has come up with a innovative way to slash the cost of college textbooks down to $0.00. Before you download the textbook, you fill out a short survey and then advertisements within the textbooks pay for the cost. The publishers still get paid and you get your textbook at no cost.
While the current selection of textbooks is limited, they are hoping to rapidly expand in the next year. It seems to me to be a viable way to distribute college textbooks that that will appeal to a lot of students who are paying their way through school and trying to save money where ever they can. it would seem to me that these textbooks could even produce more money for the publishers than merely selling them depending on how they incorporated the ads. certainly a website to keep an eye on and one to pass to any family or friends that have children that will soon be entering college.