We are the OccupyTheBookstore/Texts.com team, back to talk about the college textbook industry
We are the Texts.com team, here to answer your questions. We did an AMA in January where we talked about our OccupyTheBookstore Chrome Plugin and the legal threats we were facing at the time. We had an awesome and wide-ranging discussion about the specifics of our technology, the nature of Follett's challenges, and college textbooks as a whole.
With back-to-school season upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to answer questions about the college textbook industry, and give the community a forum to share resources and savings-tips.
Feel free to AMA about custom editions, access codes, international versions, open-source initiatives, bookstore consolidation, publisher oligopolies, etc. We study this industry every day and would love to try and share some valuable insight!
EDIT: Wow, really overwhelmed by the great response and discussion here. I've received a number of PMs from students who want to help spread the word, so I put together this form. If you're interested in becoming a campus rep, please click here!