January 12, 2009
Bookswim.com Signs Online College Deal with BookRenter.com
San Jose, California January 12, 2009 -- Just in time for the 2009 spring college semester, BookSwim.com, America's only online hardcover and paperback book rental service (Netflix-style), will now give students access to discounted college textbook rentals through a partnership with BookRenter.com, the first online textbook rental service.
Through this partnership, BookSwim subscribers are able to rent college textbooks with orders fulfilled by BookRenter.com. This partnership is timely and relevant: research shows that more students will pursue higher education because of the constricting job market, and the rising cost of textbooks, combined with fewer personal funds available for education, demand better cost management.
"With BookRenter.com, BookSwim is able to meet the demand for textbook rentals by taking the first step toward a rental price comparison marketplace," said George Burke, founder and chairman of BookSwim.com. "BookSwim, which remains the leader in consumer fiction and nonfiction book rentals, now offers the option to rent textbooks rather than have students pay the full price of buying them at campus bookstores, allowing subscribers to rent the textbooks they need for the upcoming semester and thereafter."
"By providing textbooks in like-new condition or better, flexible rental periods, and a simple return process, students can rent books at lower costs without having to purchase them at exorbitant prices," said Colin Barceloux, founder and CEO of BookRenter.com. "With BookRenter.com's catalog now available through BookSwim, we hope to reach a new audience of college students who may have been unaware of our services."
Founded in 2006, BookRenter.com is the first online book rental service. BookRenter.com replaces traditional bookstore sales with online book rentals for students at schools throughout the nation. Flexible rental periods and a hassle free return process save customers up to 75% off retail price. These savings, along with a large title selection, five convenient rental periods, and free return shipping spur the question Why Buy When You Can Rent?® Located in San Jose, California, BookRenter.com is a Santa Clara County certified green business.
BookSwim.com, launched in May 2007, is the first and only online paperback and hardcover book rental library club, allowing subscribers to rent books with free shipping both ways, and no due dates or late fees. The site provides book rental service nationwide, offering hardcover new releases to paperback classics, and bestsellers to children's books. BookSwim subscription plans start at $9.95 per month and allow as many as 11 books borrowed at a time, with an option for members to purchase the books they love.