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According to USA Today , the Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges to release required book lists when students register for classes. Publishers are required to disclose prices and revision information to schools
Internet vendors are set to benefit from the law. The newspaper said that Borders launched an online textbook marketplace recently to buy or sell books with other students or sell them to an outside company. Amazon said that more than 1 million textbooks are eligible for its buy-back program through which textbooks can be exchanged for an Amazon.com gift card.
“Until this year, many schools didn’t give the book list until the week before classes, and you really had no choice but to head to the college bookstore,” said Christine Frietchen, editor in chief of ConsumerSearch.com, to USA Today.