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The Washington Post, Used, But Not Used Up (December 31, 2008)

BookFinder.com has released their always amusing list of the top 10 out-of-print books in the United States. Madonna, God bless her, is still there with her metal-clad book of erotic photos called 'Sex"'(1992). But so is 'Carpentry for Beginners' from 1900, so I think we're looking at a pretty eclectic group of used-book readers.

Slate, Speed reading: Once a Runner, the best novel ever about distance running (December 31, 2008)

Since its publication in 1978, 'Once a Runner' has purportedly sold more than 100,000 copies and spawned a sequel and a movie. Yet Parker sold the last of his original self-published editions in 2004. Demand has never subsided. The cheapest used paperback on Alibris was recently going for $77.98. And according to BookFinder.com--the Google of dead books--the novel has been the most-searched-for out-of-print fiction or literature book each of the past two years.

MakeUseOf.com, 10+ Web Tools To Save Your Butt In School (December 28, 2008)

8. BookFinder.com: Schools scam us out of too much money. You spend hundreds to get a new book each semester, and you only use it for a few weeks. With BookFinder.com, you'll get to save hundreds on textbooks. Great website for the half starved students.

EzineArticles, Top 10 Tips For Buying Cheap Textbooks Online (December 28, 2008)

Short of money? (Dumb question, I know). Trying to figure out how are you going to afford all the textbooks for your next term? Are you creating new economic theories to balance your scarce budget? Then you are probably not taking advantage of the very best, more efficient way to get your textbooks cheap, and I mean really cheap. Search and buy online. That's it. That's the secret. And to make sure you get the best value out of it, I'm giving you below the Top 10 Tips for buying textbooks online...7. Shop around. I know you know that already, anyway, let me say it again, just in case you just landed on Earth from another planet 10 minutes ago. Compare prices from, at least, three different sellers before you make up your mind. If you want to compare online booksellers, you can go to BookFinder.com.

Dumb Little Man, 21 Excellent Web Apps For College Students (December 26, 2008)

There is no doubt that college students depend heavily on the internet for a lot of their needs. And it's not only the entertainment quotient of the internet (movies, music, torrents, games) which attracts them. There are also useful web based tools available which helps them immensely in their day to day lives. The following list includes 21 great tools/sites for school and college students. The tools are completely web based and almost all of them are free to use. Some of them are general tools useful for every internet user while others are specific to the needs of college students...BookFinder.com lets you compare prices on a huge number of books offered by online retailers and hence lets you find the best books at cheap prices.

BookBrunch (United Kingdom), BookFinder.com reveals o.p. favourites (December 23, 2008)

BookFinder.com has revealed its most sought-after out of print books in the UK in 2008. They are: 'Whispering Wind' by Syd Kyle-Little (Hutchinson, 1957); 'Walker's Pitch' by Richard Walker (Allen & Unwin, 1959); 'Sex 'by Madonna (Secker, 1992), 'The Modern Antiquarian' by Julian Cope (Thorsons, 1998); and 'Silent Scream' by Larry Winters (Polygon, 1979).

Romance Novel TV, Nora Roberts Rare (December 22, 2008)

People tend to want what they can't have. It would appear that if something is rare it's wanted. BookFinder.com printed their top 10 list of out-of-print books that are extremely sought after. Holding the number one slot for most sought after book is 'Once a Runner: A Novel' written in 1978 by John Parker, Jr.about distance running. Just in case you're one of those readers who must have this book, it will be returning to print in April '09. Coming in at number two; The 1992 book by Madonna entitled 'Sex' You remember that book - more like a coffee table tome that you hid form the children filed with erotic photos of the singer. Can some one please tell me the allure? Number three of the most sought after out-of-print books is Nora Robert's 'Promise Me Tomorrow'. This book was written in 1984 and according to BookFinder.com Nora refuses to reprint it, describing it as 'mediocre'. I'm guessing if you have a copy on your shelves it might be worth something. Okay - so after writing this last line, I looked on Amazon.com to see if they had a copy of the book in print. Yes, they do - nine used copies. The lowest priced at 109.99, the highest priced at 499.95. See, I told you -- ladies go check your book shelves.

The Nation, Back Talk: Tim Reiterman (December 22, 2008)

In 1977 hundreds of members of the Peoples Temple left California to join their leader, the Rev. Jim Jones, at his 3,800-acre compound in Guyana. Many were African-Americans who were drawn to the commune by Jones's embrace of integration. One year later, US Congressman Leo Ryan and a small group of journalists flew to Jonestown to investigate reports of discontent there. When Ryan's delegation was preparing to leave on November 18, 1978, Jones loyalists opened fire on the dirt airstrip; Ryan, three journalists and a commune defector were killed. That night, more than 900 Jonestowners drank cyanide- laced grape Flavor Aid and died; Jones was later found with a bullet hole in his head. Journalist Tim Reiterman was part of Ryan's delegation, and in 1982 he and John Jacobs published 'Raven', detailing the history of Jones and the Peoples Temple. 'Raven', which had been listed as the most in-demand out-of-print biography by BookFinder.com, has been reissued by Penguin ($18.95) for the thirtieth anniversary of the massacre. The book is a macabre rejoinder to the sign Jones hung above his throne in Jonestown: Those Who Do Not Remember the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It.

Carpe Hootem, Popular out-of-print books (December 19, 2008)

Every year, BookFinder.com lists the 10 most sought-after out-of- print books in America. Here's that list, and some information about these items in InfoSoup: 1. 'Once a Runner: A Novel' (1978) by John L. Parker, Jr., the cult classic distance running novel, coming back into print April 2009 (no copies in InfoSoup), 2. 'Sex' (1992) by Madonna, the pop icon's book of erotic photos, a perennial favorite (no copies in InfoSoup), 3. 'Promise Me Tomorrow' (1984) by Nora Roberts, an early novel that the bestselling romance novelist refuses to reprint, describing it as 'mediocre' (no copies in InfoSoup).

Smartlife, PRICE-HUNTING TOOLS: 65+ Places To Find, Compare, And Get The Cheapest Prices Online (December 18, 2008)

BookFinder.com: Allows you to compare prices on over 150 million books (seriously?) for sale--new, used, rare, out-of-print, international, textbook, and signed---from booksellers in 50+ countries.

ForeWord, Top Ten Out-of-Print Books (December 18, 2008)

BookFinder.com has released its sixth annual list of the ten most sought-after out-of-print books. The list includes 'Sex' by Madonna (1992); 'Carpentry for Beginners' by Charles H. Hayward (1900); and 'The Principles of Knitting' by June Hemmons Hiatt (1989). Many companies and imprints today are being created to publish previously out-of-print books, including Busted Flush Press and Back2Press Books. In fact, three of the books on BookFinder.com's list will be reprinted next year.

Naked Knitting, Essential Reading (December 17, 2008)

The top 10 out-of-print 'bestseller' list also features books on 'do it yourself' themes, ranging from distance running to woodworking to hand knitting.

M2 Best Books, BookFinder.com reveals 2008 list of Top 10 Out-of-Print Books in America (December 17, 2008)

BookFinder.com, a comparison shopping engine which finds the best prices on new, used, rare and out-of-print books online, has announced the 2008 list of 10 of the most sought after out-of-print books in America. The company said that three titles on the list will be republished in 2009, they are: 'Once a Runner: A Novel'; 'A Lion Called Christian'; and 'Comanche Heart'. A further two titles would have been included in the list, however 'The Lion's Paw' and 'Football Scouting Methods' have already been put back into print recently.

The Christian Science Monitor, The top 10 out-of-print books in the US (December 17, 2008)

The Monitor recently blogged about a new life for out-of-print book 'A Lion Called Christian' ('Straight from YouTube to book'), but now BookFinder.com is reporting that two more titles on its top 10 out-of- print book list will also re-released in 2009. 'Once a Runner: A Novel,' 'A Lion Called Christian,' and 'Comanche Heart' had all gone out of print but are now set for new releases next year due to heavy demand from readers. Two more titles would have been on the top 10 2008 out-of-print list ('The Lion's Paw' and 'Football Scouting Methods') except for the fact that they were brought back into print this fall. 'From 98 to 99% of all books ever published are now out-of- print, so they don't show up in traditional bestseller lists,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, BookFinder.com founder. 'Without big marketing budgets behind them, these books have been getting buzz the old- fashioned way: reader word of mouth.' 'A Lion Called Christian' was also helped by a surge of Internet interest in a piece of 1970s film posted on YouTube featuring two men and their reunion with their pet lion cub Christian after he was grown and returned to the wild. More than 44 million viewers have now watched the film. Not surprisingly, publishers are interested in republishing the book telling Christian's story. Here are the top 10 most sought-after out of print books in America, according to BookFinder.com: 1) 'Once a Runner: A Novel' (1978) by John L. Parker, Jr.; 2) 'Sex' (1992) by Madonna; 3) 'Promise Me Tomorrow' (1984) by Nora Roberts; 4) 'Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record' (1978) by Carl Sagan; 5) 'Carpentry for Beginners: How to use tools, basic joints, workshop practice, designs for things to make' (1900) by Charles H. Hayward; 6) 'A Lion Called Christian' (1972) by Anthony 'Ace' Bourke and John Rendall; 7) 'Comanche Heart' (1991) by Catherine Anderson; 8) 'Legally Sane' (1972) by Jon K. Hahn with Harold C. McKenney; 9) 'Woodworker's Essential Shop Aids and Jigs; Original Devices You Can Make' (1992) by Robert Wearing; 10) 'The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting' (1989) by June Hemmons Hiatt.

Profectio (Canada), Amazon.com Acquires Abebooks.com (December 8, 2008)

The news was officially last week of the completion of Amazon.com's acquisition of Victoria-based Abebooks.com, the online marketplace for books and book lover. The acquisition does not really come much as a surprise Abebook was rated at the 73rd top online retailer by Internet Retailer back in June 2008 and has been building a community of passionate readers over the last couple of years leveraging a combination of newsletters, blog, wiki and forum. Abebook also owns sub-brands which collectively have helped to make the retailer a powerful player in the online retail world including BookFinder.com, FillZ.com, Gojaba.com and Chrislands.com.

The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY), The Smart Collector (December 7, 2008)

Q: Any value for my beautiful book titled 'Songs of the Operas for Mezzo Sopranos?' What really strikes me is that there is a photo of a huge cast from an opera. I bought it at a garage sale for $1. It is over 100 years old. --Tameka, Lima, Ohio A: To find values on books, key AbeBooks.com, Biblio.com or BookFinder.com.

The Hullabalo (Tulane University), Web offers new buyback option (December 5, 2008)

BookFinder.com recently launched an online textbook buyback program that allows students to compare multiple offers for their books before selling them to a company. This program expands BookFinder.com's original function as a website on which students could purchase textbooks. Students can type in the book's ISBN code and are shown multiple buyers' prices for it. Students can then mail the book to the highest bidder and expect a check to arrive a few weeks later. This is advantageous to students because it opens their textbook reselling to the entire country, co-founder Charlie Hsu said. 'The book buyers we work with have a national audience, and might end up reselling your books to someone in a totally [different] part of the country. That means that they're willing to buy a lot of books that are no longer used at Tulane or not being bought back because no professor's assigned them for the next semester.'...The BookFinder.com buyback program gives students additional freedom in their search for selling back textbooks. Students can use it to see if they can get a better deal online than through other options. From there, students can decide for themselves whether it is worth it to use the program.

The Saint (North Georgia College & State University), Book-buying options mean more savings for students (December 3, 2008)

It may be the end of the fall semester, but it's never too early to start thinking about how to save some money next semester. Finding bargains on textbooks may be a good way to save a few bucks. Textbooks are a huge expense for most college students. It's not uncommon for students to spend around $1,000 per year on textbooks. But is it really necessary to spend that much money? Maybe not. Armed with the ISBN of a textbook (the International Standard Book Number) students can easily do a little comparison-shopping among major online retailers and local bookstores, including the campus bookstore, Campus Connection. Eric Jensen's 'Teaching With the Brain in Mind' is an education book found on the shelves of NGCSU's Campus Connection. With a price tag of $27.97 for a new copy, most students will opt for the used alternative which rings up at $20.70. But can students find even better bargains? Most online companies do offer very competitive pricing. Students can easily get Jensen's book on Amazon.com for only $18.50, plus the cost of shipping. Other online sites, like cheapestbookprice.com, allbookstores.com, and BookFinder.com offered the same book for a variety of prices, ranging from $13.14 to $43.56.

The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN), Spread some cheer with holiday food books (December 2, 2008)

Finding deals at the store is one way to save on grocery bills. Learning how to cook on a budget is another. Thankfully, there are plenty of discount-priced books out there that help. All prices are based on deals available from search engine BookFinder.com: 'How to Cook Everything: Simple recipes for Great Food,' by Mark Bittman ($7); 'The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook,' ($19 ); 'Microwave Gourmet,' by Barbara Kafka ($3.50); 'The Starving Students' Cookbook,' by Dede Hall ($3.50).

[TV] ABC-2 (Maryland), Friday's Money Saving Tips (November 21, 2008)

If your book shelf is full, take a look to see if you have anything you are willing to sell. There are people out there that will pay good money for your books. You can always sell them on eBay, but also consider BookFinder.com and AddAll.

AmeriCollector, Collecting Obama (November 19, 2008)

Anyway, I note that signed copies of Obama's 'The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream' are already priced at almost $900 and up on BookFinder.com (a great book search Web site, by the way). One clown is actually hawking the signed book plus a signed copy of Obama's 'Dreams from My Father' in a custom-made box for -- get this -- $250,000! I'm wondering if he had a muscle spasm while hitting the 'zero' key -- or maybe he thinks one of those smart- investing execs at AIG will buy it with some of our bailout money.

The Washington Times, Find car books on the Internet (November 14, 2008)

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can try the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com. BookFinder.com scans an estimated 150 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers. Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges, according to the founder of the service.

Ars Technica, Comment: The best bit of the Google book settlement (November 11, 2008)

Then search sites like AbeBooks.com and BookFinder.com aggregated used book catalogs from around the world and gave everyone a shot at rescuing out-of-print materials from the ash heap of history.

Shine (Yahoo! blog), How much money is hiding in your house? (November 11, 2008)

Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi shows you how to find out if you're sitting on a gold mine. Literally...The Bookshelf: sites such as eBay, AddAll, and BookFinder.com allow you to sell used books.

The St. Petersburg Times (FL), 'The Lion's Paw' by Robb White holds its grip on old Florida (November 9, 2008)

Someone finally lent me a worn-out edition. A novel for older children, "The Lion's Paw", set in Florida, hooked me like a hungry kingfish. A day or so after turning the last enchanting page, I received an e-mail from the kindly person in North Florida who had lent me her copy. She wanted it back, tomorrow if not today. The Lion's Paw no longer was in print. Readers lucky enough to have a copy hated to let it leave their sight for even a few days. BookFinder.com, I discovered, ranked it as the most requested out-of- print children's book in the United States. When I looked, the going price for a nice copy with dust jacket on another popular used book site was $700. I'm no millionaire. So I dreamed about a bedroom nightstand that held not only "Dictionary of Fishes" but a mint copy of "The Lion's Paw". In the dream I have a flashlight handy for reading under the covers.

The San Francisco Examiner, Saving Big Money Buying Used College Text (November 4, 2008)

As if college isn't costly enough, the price of textbooks is absolutely prohibitive. With a single book costing as much as $200 or $300 at times, you can easily see how books can put a real dent in your educational budget. However, buy used and you can save hundreds of dollars over the course of your school career...To save even more, shop around online at the following sites: BookFinder.com - This site spiders other book sites and finds the lowest price on textbooks. Search by ISBN, Title or Author. You'll save an average of 50 percent.

The E-Sylum, Tips on Using Book Search Web Sites (November 2, 2008)

The biggest stand-alone used book site is AbeBooks, which offers more than 100 million books from 13,000 sellers around the world. The address is www.abebooks.com. The site BookFinder.com simply searches other sites such as ABE and Alibris, and in theory should list more books than any other site. However, for some reason there are lots of books available on the other sites which do not turn up on BookFinder.com. This may have something to do with the individual sellers' contract with their home site.

Real Simple, Hard-to-find cookbooks (November 2008)

For first editions and hard to find cookbooks, call Kitchen Arts & Letters (212-876-5550), or go to BookFinder.com.

The San Francisco Examiner, Creepy cuisine for Hallowe'en (October 30, 2008)

In 'The Hallowe'en Book', Jane Bull (© Darling Kindersley, 2000) offers a sightly different version of Feel the Corpse called 'Funny Feelings.' Bull says in her book that 'only the bravest of guests should get involved with this game! The idea is for each person to plunge their hands into boxes of nasty things that they can't see. Yuck! Cut a hole in a box, big enough to fit a hand through, and place a plate or bowl inside containing something yucky.' She recommends wet spagehetti as worms or a peeled grape as an eyeball. Spiders and bones are essential participants in Hallowe'en. Marie-Laure Mantoux and Frédérique Crestin-Billet show readers how to make spiders and bones in 'Hallowe'en imaginative holiday ideas' (© Barrons's, 2000). Published first in French, this book has helped to introduce the French to the American holiday of Hallowe'en. In true Gallic fashion, they have improved upon an American pop-culture holiday...For more info: Amazon.com, BookFinder.com.

The Daily Mississippian (University of Mississippi), UM adds early textbook list: application will give students more time to find better prices (October 29, 2008)

Beginning this November, myOleMiss will have a new application that helps give students more time to find the best prices for their spring semester courses. Starting next month, Ole Miss students will be able to log in to myOlemiss and view their books for next spring semester classes with a new textbook information feature...Books can be found for discounted prices online at many Web sites like BookFinder.com, Amazon, campusbooks.com and bookbyte.com.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Check out cheap books on cooking on a budget (October 15, 2008)

Finding deals at the store is one way to save on grocery bills. Learning how to cook on a budget is another. Thankfully, there are plenty of discount-priced books out there that help: 'How to Cook Everything: Simple recipes for Great Food', $7. (Mark Bittman) 'The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook', $19', 'Microwave Gourmet', $3.50 (Barbara Kafka) 'The Starving Students' Cookbook', $3.50 (Dede Hall). All prices are based on deals available from search-engine BookFinder.com.

The Independent (United Kingdom), 101 Really useful websites: What would you choose? (October 8, 2008)

In the summer of last year, we chose the 101 best websites to help you run your life...BookFinder.com: Search for titles and authors through over 125 million new, used, rare, out of print and international books and compare reviews on this site that's been going strong for 10 years.

RedOrbit, Innovators Mean Business (October 6, 2008)

The Internet has broken a lot of old business molds. Sometimes it actually works to the advantage of businesses that feel threatened by the Web. The old mold for the independent bookstore was to open the shop for up to 50 hours a week, and hope that seekers would walk through the door to browse or to ask for a certain used, rare or out- of-print book. Predictions were dire for these bookstores, which were already under pressure from the national chains. Now they can list their titles on the Internet. BookFinder.com claims to have listings for 150 million new and used books for sale. Look up 'Murder in Paradise,' the story of the local 1950 killing by Edward Gibbs, and you will be shown 12 pages of where to buy that book and others with the same title.

The Lancaster News (PA), Innovators mean business (October 5, 2008)

The Internet has broken a lot of old business molds. Sometimes it actually works to the advantage of businesses that feel threatened by the Web. The old mold for the independent bookstore was to open the shop for up to 50 hours a week, and hope that seekers would walk through the door to browse or to ask for a certain used, rare or out- of-print book. Predictions were dire for these bookstores, which were already under pressure from the national chains. Now they can list their titles on the Internet. Bookfinder.com claims to have listings for 150 million new and used books for sale. Look up 'Murder in Paradise,' the story of the local 1960 killing by Edward Gibbs, and you will be shown 12 pages of where to buy that book and others with the same title...The best strategists in business ask all the time, 'What change from outside our company, our geographical area or our industry could seriously threaten our business?' 'What changes do we have to make if we identify a serious threat?' And, best of all, 'What new offer to the market can we create that changes the playing field in our favor?' We consumers will reward those who come up with the best answers.

U.S. News & World Report, The Lion's Paw: The Return of a Great Children's Book (October 1, 2008)

A great children's book has sturdy elements. A dangerous quest, of course, for a magical sword or ring. A missing parent, or two. A deadly confrontation with evil. Colorful and fantastic figures--pirates or witches or the odd school of wizardry--are generally employed to move the plot along. So what is the appeal of a quest that takes place in the very real backwoods of Florida in the 1940s and involves three American kids named Nick and Ben and Penny for a knobby seashell called a lion's paw? Well, I guess it is a mixed appeal. Robb White's children's book masterpiece, The Lion's Paw, has a rather unique status. According to the used and rare book website BookFinder.com, White's book is the most sought-after out- of-print kids' book in the land.

Internet Resources Newsletter, Nice Web (Site)s (October 2008)

BookFinder.com, http://www.bookfinder.com/textbooks/. Compare prices on new and used textbooks for sale.

Small Business Taxes & Management, Tip of the Day (September 30, 2008)

How much is that book worth? Whether you're trying to decide to just throw it out, donate it, or sell it, you may want to know the value of those old books you found in grandma's attic. Besides the obvious place to start, there are several Web sites that will give you some guidance and even provide a price for the book. They include: Fadedgiant.net, Powells, AbeBooks, and BookFinder.com. You'll also get an idea of what makes a book rare, and expensive. Just because the book is old and in good condition doesn't mean it's valuable. The prices you find here will give you a guide and may prove useful for valuing small donations for tax purposes (a qualified appraisal is needed for larger contributions) and for other reasons.

United Daily News (Taiwan), Second-hand books also can be genuine (September 26, 2008)

Medical students recommended an international book trading Web site, http://www.bookfinder.com, to buy the original book, the same version of the hardcover books are printed in Taiwan, India, and Canada to adopt paperback printing, the price of over 1000 NT yuan, the paper is less material, which is the same.

Campus Squeeze, Top 10 Web Tools for College Students (September 25, 2008)

4. BookFinder.com. It took me til my sophomore year to figure out the campus book store was reaming me when it came to buying text books. So I finally snagged the ISBN?' and headed to Amazon and Half.com. But wait, there's an easier way yet. Behold, BookFinder.com. It is the end all search engine.

DealNews, Money Saving Tips: How to save on books (September 18, 2008)

An added benefit of resellers like this is that, since there are multiple individuals trying to sell the same book, there is price competition. Most sellers just want to get rid of the book, so they aggressively price their books to move. Which is great for the buyer, like you, to swoop in and get a bargain. Getting a book for 50% off, using this method, is not very hard to achieve, though sometimes shipping kills the deal...If your tastes run to the 'rare and hard to find', try BookFinder.com.

The Beehive (Milwaukee, WI), College Textbook Savings (September 10, 2008)

Today, saving on college textbooks is a hot topic, so I did some research and found some great ideas as well as some good websites...Buy Used: While the campus bookstore may seem like the logical place to go, there may be more savings online. Try: BookFinder.com, Half.com, CampusBooks.com or eCampus.com. Savings: At least 25%.

Quarterlife Café (The Honolulu Advertiser), Ouch, my wallet (September 8, 2008)

I've written before about the issue of pricey textbooks and how the high costs hit students hard at the beginning of each semester. As a grad student returning to school for the first time in two years, I met the textbook challenge head-on as classes started last week. I'm enrolled in four courses, plus a language class, and am going to audit another. That meant 12 books, including one macroeconomics and one microeconomics textbook (notoriously expensive). My school doesn't have a bookstore, just an online web site, MBSDirect, where you can order books listed for each of your classes. I skipped that this weekend, however, and hopped on BookFinder.com, which offered tons of help. How I fared: Number of classes that required books: 4 , Number of books purchased: 12, Grand total: $333.15; Total, if I purchased all new books on Amazon.com: $655.52 Time spent searching online: about 3 hours...For those students going back to school, I'd highly recommend BookFinder.com, which shows you prices from many different book sites, including Amazon, Half, AbeBooks, Alibris and Overstock. (It's like the Kayak.com of textbook shopping.)

Maclean's Magazine (Canada), On Campus: Textbook Revolution (September 5, 2008)

If you're heading off to university soon--or you have kids who are--you're in for a shock. Textbooks now commonly sell for $150 each. Prices for these key books have been rising at twice the rate of inflation and the average student now shells out between $600 and $900 a year for them...If your professor isn't using a free textbook, Turgeon says you can still keep a lid on costs by using websites such as bigwords, AbeBooks and BookFinder.com to hunt down secondhand copies. But he says you should still bring the free texts to the attention of your professors. After all, if enough of them switch over, all textbooks could one day be free.

AE Monthly, BookFinder.com Announces the Most Sought After Books of the Year (September 2008)

BookFinder.com recently released its annual report of the most sought after old books on its book searching website. BookFinder.com's Top 10 reports are fascinating as the leading titles combine high interest with difficulty to find. The most sought after books on the listing sites tend to be common and recent publications, ones which people seek online for a cheaper price. However, when searchers go to BookFinder.com, which enables them to search many listing sites at once, the chances are good that they are attempting to locate a book that is hard to find. The desired, but hard to locate book, dominates BookFinder.com's Top 10 lists. Not surprisingly, the hard to obtain titles often are ones that have a story behind them to explain their rarity. BookFinder.com's founder, Anirvan Chatterjee, noted, 'Many of this year's standout titles have fascinating stories, involving factors like suppression or controversy.' Others simply have issues of demand outstripping supply. Some of these books show up on the list year after year, while others will experience 15 minutes of fame, and then again be relegated to the back shelves of disinterest. For now, here are what people who seek old books online were looking for during the past year. Only one category has a perennial favorite, number one on the list every year since BookFinder.com began tallying its reports. In the category of Arts and Music, number 1 is again Sex by Madonna. Unlike many books on this list, Sex is hardly rare, 1.5 million copies having been sold within days of its release in 1992. However, the strange erotica for which the singer- actress posed seems not to have lost any of its artistic or whatever appeal. And, Madonna has not aged a day since 1992 on the pages of this book. This year, the winner of runner-up honors in Arts and Music goes to Bob Dylan, whose recent Drawn Blank consists of paintings created from sketches he had made on tour years earlier. His art, like his music, is far subtler than that of Madonna. The Madonna of another generation tops the most sought after works in the field of Biography: Marilyn: A Biography. This 1973 book by Norman Mailer includes provocative photos of the great Marilyn Monroe, perhaps not as outrageous as those of Madonna, but as controversial in their day as was the Material Girl's photographs in hers. Mailer also posited a bizarre political murder plot for a death the authorities attributed to a suicidal overdose of pills. This list also includes autobiographies of the dearest of mommies, Joan Crawford, and wrongly convicted boxer Rubin Carter, who spent many years in prison for murder. However, Rin Tin Tin was unable to compose an autobiography, so James W. English filled in to write The Rin Tin Tin Story on his behalf. In Children's Books, Robb White's The Lion's Paw completes its third year on top. Two titles from popular illustrator Tasha Tudor, who died just a few months ago, make their first appearance on this list. There is another repeat atop the Top 10 for Crafts, Hobbies and How-To. This is Steve Belichick's Football Scouting Methods. Three hundred pound men attempting to crush each others' skulls is an odd craft or hobby, but enormously popular in America, especially when viewed on TV from the safety of your living room. Runners-up include two titles about knitting, and the ever popular Woodwork Joints by Charles Hayward. Further down the list we find more works on knitting, backpacking, magic, and returning to the Top 10 after a year's absence, horror actor Vincent Price and his wife Mary's A Treasury of Great Recipes. Where better to add a touch of arsenic? There are no changes atop the list for Fiction and Literature this year. Once again, John L. Parker's tome on running, Once A Runner, is number 1, again followed by Nora Roberts' Promise Me Tomorrow. New at number 10 is the Autobiography of Howard Hughes, one of those rare autobiographies not written by its subject. The whole thing was a fraud perpetrated by Clifford Irving. In History, last year's number 1 was the story of a short- lived Manhattan Restaurant - Flash in the Pan, by David Blum (now number 4). This year it is the story of a New Orleans hotel famed for fine cuisine: French Quarter Royalty: The Tumultuous Life and Times of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, by food writer John DeMers. Runner- up is Tom Lea's 50-year-old book about South Texas' enormous King Ranch, larger than the state of Rhode Island. Four other categories of books are listed, with the top sought books ranging from Carl Sagan's musings on space to Lindsey Williams' conspiracy theories of The Energy Non-Crisis, that claims there is 200 years worth of oil and gas readily available in Alaska. For a complete look at these interesting lists, go to http://report.bookfinder.com/2008/

The National Post (Canada), Out of print, but not out of mind (August 30, 2008)

Is there one book you've spent ages looking for but haven't been able to track down? Maybe it's on BookFinder.com's list of the most sought after out-of-print books of the year in the United States. Popular picks include Madonna's coffee table tome Sex; Norman Mailer's biography of Marilyn Monroe; Steve Belichik's totally awesome Football Scouting Methods; and Rage, a novel written by Stephen King writing as alter-ego Richard Bachman. Other big names on the list include: Bob Dylan, Joan Crawford, Isaac Asimov, Nora Roberts, C.S. Lewis, Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury, David Halberstam, and The Associated Press, who wrote The Torch is Passed: The Associated Press Story of the Death of a President.

PDN Pulse (Photo District News), Searching For Bruce Davidson (August 28, 2008)

Most books go out of print due to poor sales. But photography books, which usually have small print runs, can often grow in popularity long after all the copies are sold. BookFinder.com, which tracks searches for hard to find, out-of-print books, has just released a report on the most sought after out-of-print books of the year. The one photo book to make this year's list is Bruce Davidson's Subway. First published in 1986, it's a classic. It not only represents Davidson's influential brand of documentary street photography; it also reminds us of a time when every subway car in New York City was splattered with graffiti. Images from the series continue to sell well at galleries and through Magnum Photos. The book has already been republished once, in 2003 by St. Ann's Press, but if you've got a copy of the original, hang onto it: It's a collectible.

theblog (The Guardian) (United Kingdom), Out of print but in demand (August 28, 2008)

Marilyn, Madonna and knitting top this year's list of the most sought- after books - but perhaps change is afoot in the publishing industry to meet the demand. A list of the most searched-for out-of-print books in the US over the last year has been released by BookFinder.com and it's an alarmingly esoteric collection of books.

Monkey See (NPR), Books That Are Out Of Print, But Not Out Of Mind (August 27, 2008)

Courtesy of the Paper Cuts blog at The New York Times, I wound up at the BookFinder.com list of the most searched-for out-of-print books. While Paper Cuts not-unreasonably refers to the list as something of a 'carnival of obscurity,' some of the books are out of print because they were controversial or, in the case of The Autobiography Of Howard Hughes, because they were total frauds. Oops. What else is on the list? We explore, after the jump. There's nothing obscure about Stephen KIng's Rage, either. He wrote the book, an unsettling tale of high-school violence, under the pseudonym Richard Bachman (as he did with a number of other titles). But the reason it's out of print is that, as King later explained, he asked for it to be taken out of print after it was found in the locker of a student who shot several classmates in 1997. I didn't even realize Madonna's Sex, a coffee- table book that was awfully controversial in its time, wasn't in print anymore. But apparently people are still interested in finding it. As they are in Norman Mailer's biography of Marilyn Monroe, The Fireside Book Of Folk Songs, and, of course, The Design Of Piping Systems, by the M.W. Kellogg Company. Many's the happy hour I spent under the covers with a flashlight, hoping one day to design my own piping systems. It's an interesting little tour of the things we want and cannot have. Google and Amazon have made people perhaps less patient than ever about not being able to lay hands on something (not always the case, of course; lots of these are likely available used), but there are still some things you have to hunt for.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), BookFinder.com tracks what's hot in used-book market (August 27, 2008)

BookFinder.com is an online search engine that says it can survey 150 million books for sale - new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks. It also keeps top 10 'best-seller' lists for out-of-print titles. One hot biography is 'Marilyn' by Norman Mailer. For fiction, readers are looking for John L. Parker Jr.'s 'Once A Runner.'

Librarian and Information Science News, The BookFinder.com Report (August 27, 2008)

At BookFinder.com, they track demand trends for a wide range of out- print titles. Most of those books went out of print because of low demand or ailing publishers, but some have more interesting publishing histories, involving factors like suppression or controversy. Several of the titles in this year's BookFinder.com Report fall in the latter category.

Paper Cuts (The New York Times Book Blog), What We Search for When We Search for Books About Running (August 26, 2008)

The folks over at BookFinder.com have issued their annual list of the most searched-for out-of-print books. 'It's a glimpse of what the Long Tail might look like,' said BookFinder.com's Scott Laming. It's definitely a carnival of obscurity.

The Meter (Tennessee State University), Textbook Utopia: Find your books and buy online (August 25, 2008)

When entering the new semester, some TSU students may feel the aggravating financial strain with the purchasing of course textbooks. Listed below are the top 10 used textbook Web sites designed with the frugal student in mind...BookFinder.com: This site offers more than 150 million new and used books for sale and even some for rent. All items may be easily found by the use of the site's search engine. Students save an average of 80 percent compared to campus book stores. 3/5 stars.

Las Cruces Sun-News (NM), Students seek alternatives to pricey new textbooks (August 23, 2008)

Pity the poor students required to spend $505 on their 'Guidance and Control of Ocean Vehicles' textbooks. While that one isn't required at New Mexico State University, plenty more are sure to squeeze Aggies this semester, from Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics ($152 new, $106 used) to Soil Mechanics & Foundations ($151 new, $106 used)...Textbooks sites...BookFinder.com.

The Baltimore Sun (MD), Don't get crushed by college textbook costs (August 21, 2008)

You can also check out used books on Amazon or share a book with a friend (since I didn't have to pay for my books, I used to share my books with some friends to help them save). Peruse this wikihow page to buy cheap textbooks, too. There are some good ideas in there like this gem: Try to search in search engines that specializes in book searches, like addall, BookFinder.com or similar. They compare prices from different online vendors.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, A College Checklist for Parents (August 19, 2008)

Here are a few other things they (and other parents and kids) can tick off their college checklist...Note: We paid for books, too, which at $800 to $1,000 per year can be a major hit. Our son saved us a bundle by buying used books through the Michigan network. And there are a slew of used-book sites online -- BigWords.com, BookFinder.com, CampusBookSwap.com and Half.com, to name a few.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX), The Savvy Consumer: Savings abound on back-to-school items (August 15, 2008)

Although the Web didn't seem to be too helpful in terms of low-cost pricing for school supplies, for textbooks savings, it seems to be pretty spectacular. The average four-year college student will spend $988 this year on books and supplies, according to the College Board. Community-college students aren't much better off, spending on average $921 for books and supplies. More and more college consumer advisers suggest that students conduct online textbook searches. On average, students can save about half on their textbook costs, said Anirvan Chatterjee, founder of BookFinder.com. The process is simple: Students find the ISBN number of their textbook (either at the bookstore or online), enter it into a search engine and out will spill Web stores from major retailers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon to smaller booksellers that will offer impressive prices, despite the shipping costs. BookFinder.com searches 150,000 booksellers in more than 50 countries to find cheaper textbook options, Chatterjee said.

ClickZ, What Exactly Is Local Search? (August 14, 2008)

Keep in mind, it's conservatively estimated that 30 to 40 percent of all search is made with local intent, so it's becoming increasingly important that you understand what it is and how it works...Depending on the type of business, people may also search using a vertical, or topical, directory, such as GunDogBreeders.com or BedandBreakfast.com, or vertical search engines, like PlanetCars.com or BookFinder.com.

Information Today, Amazon Expands "Traditional" Book Business With Acquisition of AbeBooks (August 14, 2008)

AbeBooks also offers a lot of reader services, some of which compare with some Amazon services. It has enewsletters, blogs, Authors' Corner interviews, a book fairs directory, the Avid Reader book club, community forums, a wiki, and book buyer services such as BookSleuth and GiftSleuth. Its own subsidiaries include BookFinder.com, a price comparison search engine tracking 150 million books; FillZ.com, a marketplace management tool for loading inventory to list on more than 20 different fixed-price marketplaces, including multiple Amazon websites; Gojaba.com, building online bookstores in emerging markets like Sweden, Russia, and Brazil; and Chrislands.com, a service designing and operating online bookstores. It also has a 40% minority interest in the popular LibraryThing site, home of socially networked avid book readers, and something of a competitor to the Amazon investment, Shelfari.

Aced Magazine, The Cheapest Place for College Textbooks (August 12, 2008)

I dread getting my textbooks. The dollar signs of what I don't have flash before my eyes, and the grand total is hundreds of dollars above my limit. But it can't be helped... or can it? A wonderful site, BookFinder.com, searches an inventory of over 150 million books for sale. And not only are the books cheap to buy, you can sell back your old textbooks to the highest bidder! BookFinder.com allows you to: search by author/title, or look for multiple books at a time via ISBN; locate the lowest prices from a network of over 150,000 booksellers; compare prices with coupons and cost of shipping and handling built-in; see textbook condition descriptions, to help pick the best copy; search for either rental textbooks or textbooks for sale; and get the highest prices from top textbook online buyback companies. A recent survey from the site shows that an Iowa State English 10 student would save $132.66 buying books for that one course at BookFinder.com, instead of the campus store. I would love to save that much money. Wouldn't you? Too bad I already bought my books for this year, but maybe you can save some cash and stock up on some food instead. Did I hear someone say Ramen noodles? I'm preferable to Mac & Cheese myself. Check out BookFinder.com and save - save before you turn into a noodle!

The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Learn how to research value of items (August 10, 2008)

Smart collectors who follow the column know that I always encourage readers to research on their own. Knowing 'how' is a life skill and a way to become empowered. In the case of books, that involves searching on AbeBooks, Biblio or BookFinder.com.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale), Smart Collector: Simmons Furniture bureau; 1800s Henry Holt songbook; oil painting by Romero (August 8, 2008)

Photocopies of the title page show that the reader's copy of "Our Familiar Songs,"published by Henry Holt, was printed in 1881. Search AbeBooks, Biblio or BookFinder.com. If it is an antiquarian book, abaa.org is the place to find a local seller/source. I found the songbook listed on the first three sites.

LA Weekly, A long story short (August 6, 2008)

'We're in no danger of going out of business because we have a lot of established customers,' says Joseph of Brand, whose books, including those stored in a nearby warehouse, are also available online through AbeBooks.com and BookFinder.com -- thanks to his adopted son, Noriaki Nakano, for Joseph is never found on the business end of a mouse.

The Victoria Times Colonist (Canada), Book Lovers Unite: An Abebooks Timeline (August 2, 2008)

Abe acquires Berkeley-based BookFinder.com, the leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books.

Internet Retailer, Amazon.com adds 110 million tomes through acquisition of AbeBooks (August 1, 2008)

The books e-retailer has been growing its business on its own in recent years. In 2004 it purchased IberLibro.com, a Spanish online marketplace for used and rare books. In 2005 it bought search engine BookFinder.com. In 2006 it acquired FillZ, a vendor of web software for books, music, video and games e-retailers. And earlier this year it acquired Chrislands, a company that builds, hosts and maintains online bookstores for used booksellers around the world.

ReadWriteWeb, Amazon Remembers Its Origins: Buys AbeBooks (August 1, 2008)

Currently, there are over 110 million books from over 13,000 sellers available on the site. Besides AbeBooks, the company also runs the book search aggregation site BookFinder.com and provides a sales and inventory management through FillZ.

AuctionBytes, Amazon.com to Acquire AbeBooks (August 1, 2008)

According to the AbeBooks website, it acquired BookFinder.com - a leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books - in November 2005.

Associated Content, Finding Discount Textbooks for College (July 31, 2008)

College books are expensive whether you buy discount textbooks or not. That said, discount textbooks do offer significant savings over retail books. Last year I was able to save hundreds of dollars buying discount textbooks, and I will show you exactly how to do just that...The website that I always start my discount textbooks search with is BookFinder.com. You simply enter the author, title, or ISBN and it will give you a list of options. You choose the correct option and it searches hundreds of websites finding the cheapest discount textbooks. It then sorts the discount textbooks into new and used columns for easy viewing. The only disadvantage to this method of finding discount textbooks is that you don't always know the condition the used books will be in.

TMCnet, The Plot, and Profits, Thicken: Online Book Selling Tips (July 28, 2008)

As it becomes known that online book selling works, the business model is attracting everyone from passionate booklovers to the coolly indifferent. By one book blogger's estimate, there are currently 150,000 people selling or attempting to sell books on the Internet. In short, business is brisk, but so is the competition. For those starting out, here are some basic tips on what to seek and avoid in today's online book-selling marketplace...Today, pricing can be found for most books with a few keystrokes on the mega-book-search engine sites, BookFinder.com and Addall.com.

Ecommerce-Guide, The Plot, and Profits, Thicken: Online Book Selling Tips (July 28, 2008)

A book is among the few things in this world that still can be purchased for a dollar or less at thrift shops and flea markets, or even found free, discarded in dumpsters or amid a pile of curbside- rubbish -- and then sold for hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. This still occurs with surprising regularity for those willing to do the leg work...Research, Research, Research. A major reason for the dealer stampede into book selling is the transparency in pricing. Pre-Internet, book values were learned through years of experience or through expensive sets of auction record books and/or plowing through boxes of catalogs. Today, pricing can be found for most books with a few keystrokes on the mega-book-search engine sites, BookFinder.com amd Addall.com.

The Muskegon Chronicle (MI), Never pay full price (July 20, 2008)

You are probably aware, if you have Internet capabilities, that out there on the Web are shopping sites galore, bargains to be had and links to anything and everything. I started asking around to find out what Web sites people used for shopping online and compiled some that are helpful. Along the way, I learned quite a bit...Some online research has come up with a few other sites that might help...BookFinder.com gives you the same results but only for books.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), Online assistance for book shoppers (July 20, 2008)

Plenty of Web sites sell books, but who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or searching for an obscure title? BookFinder.com, a Berkeley, Calif.-based Web site, simplifies things. Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder.com will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers. The site ranks results from least to most expensive, with new and used books listed separately. A recent search for the children's book 'Capyboppy,"'for example, turned up 21 new-book options and 106 used, with the lowest priced being an 'ex-library' copy selling for $6.85. Conveniently, books are listed with shipping costs included. (Wouldn't it be nice if all Web sites did that?) BookFinder.com also offers advanced searching options for shoppers looking specifically for first editions or author-signed copies.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), Some technology mavens prize a good old book (July 17, 2008)

A computer professional who prefers words on paper rather than on laptop screens? Such a combination might seem contradictory, but Bowen is far from an anomaly in his field. Perhaps surprisingly, many people who make their living in the computer world are fierce defenders of traditional books...The sources for our story recommend the following Web sites for beginning book collectors searching for information about collecting or for specific rare books: Amazon, AbeBooks, Alibris, BookFinder.com, Biblio, eBay, and Americana Exchange.

The Atlantic, The Case of the Hundred-Dollar Paperback (July 16, 2008)

Mick Sussman has a really interesting (to me, at least) post at the New York Times's Paper Cuts blog about the phenomenon of used books that seem to be vastly overpriced on Amazon - a post prompted by his attempt to purchase Rick Perlstein's unjustly out-of-print 'Before the Storm', which is currently priced at $131.09 for a paperback, and (oddly) only $89 for a hardcover. I bought Perlstein's book used myself, a couple years back, but at the point, if memory serves, it was going for a much more reasonable price. (This was before Nixonland came out, of course.) I had a similar experience to Sussman, though, when I needed a copy of Kevin Phillips' 'The Emerging Republican Majority'; I don't remember exactly how much I spent, but it was something far more obscene than the $47.86 that it currently takes to get a copy. In the spirit of authorial solidarity, incidentally, I urge anyone who wants to read 'Before The Storm' - which is well worth your time, as I'm sure I've mentioned before - to wait until next summer, when Nation Books plans to bring it back into print. No matter how high the price of a used copy rises, the writer himself doesn't see a dime of it...Don't use Amazon for used books, they or their sellers are nearly always overpriced. One of the best search engines for used books is BookFinder.com

Family Tree, Hunt Down Rare Books (July 15, 2008)

Many out-of-print and hard-to-find genealogy and history books are being republished, so it's not unusual to find a wide range of prices between a reprint and the original. For example, I bought a reprint of 'The Story of Lone Jack', a book with information about my Lone Jack, Mo., ancestors, for $7.50, while a rarer version sold for more than $100. A quick way to comparison shop is by using BookFinder.com, a search engine that scours bookseller sites (including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com), and returns results sorted by price.

AutoWeek, Essential Enthusiast Reading: The great car books of the past 50 years (July 10, 2008)

Here are our picks for the 'greatest' books about cars published in the past 50 years. Great reading trumps good production, but we're hardly immune to the allure of a beautifully illustrated volume in a quality binding. AutoWeek is about all things automotive, so we favored selections that reflect that broad perspective. A lot of these titles are available new. Many are out of print, though only a handful are ultraexpensive collector items. Some can be found by searching the Amazon, Alibris and BookfFinder.com websites.

The Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), Cody's Books of Berkeley closes (June 24, 2008)

Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the literary search engine BookFinder.com, also in Berkeley, said he was saddened by the news. 'Cody's was incredibly important to me in discovering large chunks of other worlds,' he said. Chatterjee said the bookstore offered a variety of titles, including specialty tomes. For instance, he said, they carried an array of books on disability studies. Chatterjee said Cody's closure is another sign of challenges facing independent bookstores, which are seeing increased competition from online retailers and chain booksellers. 'Actually, about as many new independent bookstores are opening as are closing. But the new ones tend to be specialized,' said Chatterjee. 'It's harder to be an independent general bookstore.'

The Alameda Newspaper Group (The Oakland Tribune, The Alameda Times Star, The Daily Review, The Tri Valley Herald), Cody's Books of Berkeley closes (June 24, 2008)

Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the literary search engine BookFinder.com, also in Berkeley, said he was saddened by the news. 'Cody's was incredibly important to me in discovering large chunks of other worlds,' he said. Chatterjee said the bookstore offered a variety of titles, including specialty tomes. For instance, he said, they carried an array of books on disability studies. Chatterjee said Cody's closure is another sign of challenges facing independent bookstores, which are seeing increased competition from online retailers and chain booksellers. 'Actually, about as many new independent bookstores are opening as are closing. But the new ones tend to be specialized,' said Chatterjee. 'It's harder to be an independent general bookstore.'

The Maine Antique Digest, A Field Guide to Collectors (June 17, 2008)

We've been bandying the word 'collector' around now for several months, but recently it has occurred to us that 'collector' might mean different things to different people. When we started thinking about it, we realized that there are several species of collectors, and if we're to come to a meeting of the minds with young collectors today, we might need to do a better job of dentifying and including collectors from all viewpoints. So we offer you a field guide to collectors and a simple quiz to help you figure out just what kind of collector you might be...Question 3: With your 'economic stimulus' check, you plan to: A. Put a deposit on that piece at the local gallery from your new favorite Outsider artist. You don't want anyone else to get to it first; B. Combine it with some savings for your next big Americana Week purchase; C. Head to BookFinder.com. You've been waiting for a good copy of 'The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture'; D. Decisions, decisions! You'd love to finally get a nice piece of Rookwood, but you've had your eye on a quirky Georgia cupboard for quite a while; E. Stencil a border in the dining room and get new slipcovers for your furniture; F. Head to the flea market! You can do a lot of damage with $600...If you answered "C" to most of the questions, you could be an antiquarian collector. The antiquarian collector is probably the closest to the stereotype of an antiques collector. They are the nerds of the marketplace, too bookish to be popular, despite the fact that they are responsible for most of the nuts and bolts that drive the marketplace. Antiquarians research, document, catalog, analyze, preserve, and organize. They dig up fabulous finds that then often find their way into the collections of folks with more financial resources

The Amarillo Globe-News (TX), Online help for book shoppers (June 17, 2008)

Plenty of Web sites sell books, but who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or searching for an obscure title? BookFinder.com, a Berkeley, Calif.-based Web site, simplifies things. Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder.com will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers. The site ranks results from least to most expensive, with new and used books listed separately. A recent search for the children's book 'Capyboppy,"'for example, turned up 21 new-book options and 106 used, with the lowest priced being an 'ex-library' copy selling for $6.85. Conveniently, books are listed with shipping costs included. (Wouldn't it be nice if all Web sites did that?) BookFinder.com also offers advanced searching options for shoppers looking specifically for first editions or author-signed copies.

The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Find info on items online, in books (June 15, 2008)

The vast majority of old books and records do not have serious value, but prices can be researched online. For books, key AbeBooks, Biblio or BookFinder.com. For antiquarian books, find a local seller on abaa.org. For records, see if your library has a Jerry Osborne record guide. jerryosborne.com for specialized record guides, from rock to Elvis. Osborne also offers a link for selling. Osborne's 'Rockin' Records' is now available. Covering 78s, 45s, 33s, albums and picture sleeves, it is $45 plus shipping and handling from the Web site.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), A pearl among the oysters (June 12, 2008)

On the worn book's green cloth cover, a golden image of Capt. Nemo peers through a sextant underneath the words 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas.'...Listings on the website BookFinder.com indicate similar copies of the book are selling for $2,000 to $4,000. The novel, first published in 1869, includes descriptions of what was then cutting-edge technology, including submarines, electrical power and deep-sea diving suits. Its title refers to the distance the Nautilus travels: 20,000 leagues equals nearly 70,000 miles.

The Irish Independent (Ireland), 101 Really Useful Websites (June 11, 2008)

The net's not just about eBay and MySpace. The ingenious sites here can transform your life in the real world. Want to be first in line for gig tickets, find free parking or get paid to shop? It's all just a click away...BookFinder.com: Search for titles and authors through over 125 million new, used, rare, out of print and international books and compare reviews on this site that's been going strong for 10 years.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (TN), Poll: Most buy books at chains or online (June 8, 2008)

American readers buy books most frequently online and in chain stores, with considerably fewer seeking out independent stores as their first choice, according to a survey of U.S. book buying habits released by Zogby International. Seventy seven percent said they shop online, 76 percent buy at chains and 49 percent shop at independent stores. The polling firm was commissioned to conduct the survey by Random House. The results, which polled 8,218 adults online, were unveiled as Book Expo America in Los Angeles...Plenty of Web sites sell books, but who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or searching for an obscure title? BookFinder.com, a Berkeley, Calif.- based Web site, simplifies things. Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers. The site ranks results from least to most expensive, with new and used books listed separately.Books are listed with shipping costs included.

The Daily Times-Call (Longmont, CO), Online assistance for book shoppers (June 6, 2008)

Plenty of Web sites sell books, but who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or searching for an obscure title? BookFinder.com, a Berkeley, Calif.-based Web site, simplifies things.Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder.com will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers.

The Concord Monitor (NH), Looking for bargains? Try BookFinder.com (June 6, 2008)

BookFinder.com, a Berkeley, Calif.-based website, simplifies things. Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder.com will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers. The site ranks results from least to most expensive, with new and used books listed separately.

The Courier-Mail (Australia), Find your books easily on the Internet (June 5, 2008)

There are loads of websites that sell books online. Think Amazon, Barnes & Noble and eBay. But who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or to sort through websites finding obscure titles and out-of-print books? This is where Bookfinder comes in. All you have to do is list a title or author and the site will search through more than 150 million books. "BookFinder is a one-stop ecommerce search engine that searches over 150 million books for sale ? new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks," the website explained. "We save book lovers time and money by searching every major catalogue online, and letting them know which booksellers are offering the best prices and selection. Users can compare prices and buy the books they like directly from the original seller (and) we never charge a mark-up. Our mission ? making it incredibly simple for fellow readers to find and purchase the books they're looking for, be they signed first editions or used paperbacks, out-of-print rarities or the latest bestsellers." The page was developed by 19-year-old university student Anirvan Chatterjee in 1997 and he designed the "original search technology" as part of a school assignment. To give you an idea of how it works, The BookFinder network is produced by a "micro-multinational team of voracious bibliophiles based in Berkeley, California, and Dusseldorf, Germany". Chatterjee, now 30 and still working on the site, describes himself as "a lifelong bibliophile" who is a "big supporter of independent bookstores".

The Los Angeles Times, Bookmark this site (June 2, 2008)

Plenty of websites sell books, but who has time to surf around looking for a bargain or searching for an obscure title? BookFinder.com, a Berkeley-based website, simplifies things. Just enter a title or author (or both) and BookFinder.com will search through more than 150 million books sold by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, EBay, Alibris, AbeBooks, Overstock.com, Half.com and dozens of other booksellers. The site ranks results from least to most expensive, with new and used books listed separately. A recent search for the children's book 'Capyboppy,' for example, turned up 21 new-book options and 106 used, with the lowest priced being an 'ex-library' copy selling for $6.85. Conveniently, books are listed with shipping costs included. (Wouldn't it be nice if all websites did that?) BookFinder.com also offers advanced searching options for those looking specifically for first editions or author-signed copies.

Webupon, Websites to Help Your Daily Life (May 31, 2008)

BookFinder.com: For all book lovers out there, this site will become a firm favourite. The site has been up and running for 10 years already and features the titles and authors of new, used and rare books. There are over 120 million titles on the site.

The Miami Herald, Other Online Gems (May 27, 2008)

Time to pick up a good book: Read any good books lately? If not, check out BookFinder.com. They have 150 million books for sale. New, used, rare, out of print, international and textbooks.

NextStudent, Surviving the Economy: 10 Easy Ways to Save Money Right Now (May 23, 2008)

Times are tough. Everything costs more -- college, gas, groceries, plane tickets home. And with the economy in a slump, part-time student-friendly jobs can be hard to come by. Those offers for credit cards and student loans might look really tempting right now, when you?re short on cash. But before you start racking up debt, which could end up costing you thousands of dollars in interest, check out these 10 suggestions for finding ways to cut back where you can. By simply being proactive and making a few smart choices, you can spend less, save more, and still get all the essentials any college student needs. 1. Buy your books used. Scope out local and online bookstores that sell used textbooks. Check out sites like CampusBooks, BigWords, and BookFinder.com for tons of inventory and great deals.

The Maine Antique Digest, Charles Sidney Raleigh: His Second Life (April 28, 2008)

Philip F. Purrington's book 4 Years A-whaling: Charles S. Raleigh, Illustrator (1972) is available inexpensively through BookFinder.com. It reproduces and describes in fascinating detail the images painted by Raleigh in his Panorama of a Whaling Voyage in the Ship 'Niger' (New Bedford Whaling Museum). This dust cover image, All in a Day's Work, depicts whaling's life-threatening hazards. Purrington notes on page 23, 'The sperm whale is a creature that can fight with both ends, that is, with a sweep of its powerful flukes or a crushing bite of its jaws.' Raleigh vividly conveyed that fact. Let us disagree about the 'Illustrator' label.

CollegeFinder, Top 10 ways for College Students to Save Money (April 23, 2008)

5) Buy and Sell Used Textbooks: and stay away from your College Bookstore. Used bookstores, BookFinder.com and your college Facebook group are great places to find cheap textbooks.

ActuSF (France), Interview de Kristine Rusch VO (April 22, 2008)

ActuSF: In France, the translation of the series is not yet complete and it is unclear whether it will be one day. We stopped with Resistance. What can you tell us about the plot of the last Volume: 'Victory'? Kristine Rusch: 'Victory' does wrap up the first part of the series. I'm very sad that it hasn't appeared in France. Rivages canceled its entire fantasy publishing program and despite the fact that we've been begging them, they won't publish the last book. We're trying to get another publisher to take the last book and no one will (I can't blame them. Who wants to start in the middle of a series?) So I would suggest that anyone who can read English pick up the book used from Alibris or see if they can find copies on BookFinder.com.

L'Indipendente (Italy), Internet killed the paperback star (April 15, 2008)

If you are really determined to find any Italian books, anyway -- probably that French guy was not -- you may want to try another book finder, but be careful: a lot of them use Amazon catalog under the cover, so not necessarily changing the finder will change the result. Fortunately there are now various services which are indexing non-English books too. One of the best ones is BookFinder.com which indexes more than 150 million books. Try it, and you will find both 'La Lama Nera' and 'Tutte le Cosmicomiche'. So, may Calvino and me heave a sigh of relief? Not yet. Even on BookFinder.com, a lot of books are missing. Why? Because many books are out of catalogs, they are no more for sale, and since book search services are usually provided by companies who are interested to sell books, they are not interested to index out of sale books. But can you say that a book does not exist simply because it is out of sale? I have more than 5,000 books on my shelves. Most of them are no more available in the bookstores. Not just those specific editions, but the titles themselves, since no new editions were published. They are great books from great authors. May you say that they do not exist? That they have never been published? Of course you cannot. But this is what you may say if you rely on Internet only. They cannot be found by search, so they do not exist. Simple, isn't it?

The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), The Smart Collector: Find tray's value through art expert (April 13, 2008)

FYI: Research and find books on Abebooks, biblio.com or BookFinder.com. If it is an antiquarian book, find a local seller on www.abaa.org.

The Victoria Times Colonist (Canada), Setting sights on a mature clientele (April 11, 2008)

Chrislands will continue to operate as an independent business. No terms of the acquisition were disclosed. Abebooks has gobbled up Spanish online marketplace IberLibro.com, BookFinder.com and FillZ since 2004.

Auctionbytes, Bookselling Marketplace AbeBooks Aquires Chrislands (April 10, 2008)

For example, stores hosted by Chrislands will soon have the capability of including their inventory in BookFinder.com search results. BookFinder.com, owned by AbeBooks, is a book price- comparison search engine.

Internet Retailer, AbeBooks continues to build its library of companies (April 10, 2008)

Chrislands will continue to operate as an independent company, but will be able to offer its customers a variety of technologies and services from AbeBooks, No. 70 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. These include: BookFinder.com, a price comparison engine to which Chrislands? booksellers can add their online inventory; FillZ, an online book inventory and order management service; and HomeBase, inventory management software.

Wired Blog Network, IAC Rolls Out 'Black' Search Engine (April 10, 2008)

Barry Diller's IAC launched a black search engine today called RushmoreDrive.com. By 'black,' we don't mean a profitable or dark- humored website; we're talking about a search engine for African Americans, Black Hispanics, Black Caribbeans and anyone else of African heritage...If you do a search for books on RushmoreDrive, for example, your results include generic book sites (such as BarnesAndNoble.com and BookFinder.com), but they also include BlackExpressions.com, an African American book seller, and for the African American Literature Book Club and the Black Library Booksellers.

Publishers Weekly, AbeBooks Buys Online Store Company (April 9, 2008)

The company will remain in Virginia under the direction of cofounders Lance Christen and Jaymes Sorbel. The purchase will give Chrislands clients access to various AbeBooks services, including adding their inventory to BookFinder.com, AbeBooks's book price comparison search engine.

The Bookseller (United Kingdom), Abebooks buys US bookseller host (April 9, 2008)

In 2004, AbeBooks bought IberLibro.com, a Spanish online marketplace for used and rare books. It acquired BookFinder.com in 2005 and FillZ in 2006.

The Baltimore Sun (MD), Good, cheap food for the mind (March 30, 2008)

Browsing for books is not the same online, but there's no denying that the Web abounds with bargains. Those willing to curl up with their Palm Pilots will find multitudes of e-texts to download as well. Half.ebay.com offers an exhaustive selection of drastically discounted new and used books...BookFinder.com is a massive clearinghouse for searching other online book catalogs and also provides price comparisons.

Computer Wissen Daily (Germany), Je seltener, desto begehrter - Die Suchmaschine JustBooks (March 25, 2008)

Werden Bücher, die nicht mehr gedruckt werden auch nicht mehr gekauft? Ganz im Gegenteil: Die so genannten 'Vergriffenen Bücher' sind äußerst begehrt. Grund genug für JustBooks eine Liste der zehn begehrtesten 'vergriffenen Bücher' zusammenzustellen.

[RADIO] KUFO (Portland, OR), Music News (March 11, 2008)

But finally we have a music connection to a book that has nothing to do with telling the partly true, unadulterated story of a band's meteoric rise to the glittering heights of corporate sell-out. Del James' horror/sci-fi book 'The Language of Fear,' which has been out of print for over ten years, is now once again available for purchase. If you've ever watched the 'November Rain' video and thought to yourself, 'What the hell is this about? Why is that guy diving into a cake? Why is Slash playing guitar in the dessert next to a wind machine? How the hell did that woman die?', then you need to get 'The Language of Fear' because that video was based on one of the short stories in the book called 'Without You.' Apparently this has been a very coveted collectable book over the last decade or so ranking #7 on the BookFinder.com Report top 10 most sought after books, right behind Ray Bradbury's 'Dark Carnival.' The new edition comes with a forward written by Axl himself.

Bild.de (Germany), So sparen Sie richtig Geld beim Einkauf (March 11, 2008)

Bücher gebraucht kaufen -- über Antiquariate oder Websites wie Amazon.de oder JustBooks.de. Beispiel: Roman "Das Parfüm" (neu 9,90 Euro) ab 0,94 Euro.

The Portsmouth-Herald (NH), Quality, reliability key at dry cleaner (March 9, 2008)

To buy a used copy of 'Peace Is Every Step,' contact your bookstore or check online used-book sites. Examples are AbeBooks, Bibliofind.com, and www.BookFinder.com.

The Scotsman (United Kingdom), Best book website (March 5, 2008)

3. BookFinder.com: When all else fails, or you simply haven't got time to scour second-hand bookshops for that elusive copy of Flyfishing by JR Hartley, try this simple site which lists a mind- boggling 150 million titles, thanks to its worldwide meta-search engine. No topic is too dull or obscure. Search vertically by author, title or general subject matter.

The San Antonio Express-News (TX), Bits & Pieces (March 4, 2008)

Today's list: Top 10 U.S. out-of-print books, 2007 1. 'Once a Runner' (1978) by John L. Parker Jr., 2. 'Football Scouting Methods' (1962) by Steve Belichick, 3. 'Sex' (1992) by Madonna, 4. 'Promise Me Tomorrow"'(1984) by Nora Roberts, 5. 'The Lion's Paw' (1946) by Robb White, 6. 'The Principles of Knitting' (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt, 7. 'Raven: The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and His People' (1982) by Tim Reiterman, 8. 'Aran Knitting' (1997) by Alice Starmore, 9. 'One Way Up' (1964) by John F. Straubel, 10. 'Dear and Glorious Physician' (1959) by Taylor Caldwell.

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), Knight chokes life into ESPN (March 2, 2008)

His homage to the '63 Steelers ('Pro Football's Gashouse Gang') and their favorite watering hole, Dante's, is worth the price alone ($10.25 at BookFinder.com).

The Arizona Republic (Phoenix), The Smart Collector: Always authenticate celeb signatures (March 2, 2008)

Be an even smarter collector and check bookseller sites to see what signed first editions of 'Sons and Lovers' bring: Try Abebooks, biblio.com or BookFinder.com.

Searcher, Library Book Sales. Cleaning House or Cleaning Up? (March 2008)

Dr. Seuss' Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? was published in 1973. In it, an old man reminds a young boy (and we readers) how lucky we are with the lives we have. I used the ABAA site to look for prices for this Seuss book. A company named the Book, L.C. sets the price of my Seuss at $350. Wow. Where did I put those other Seuss books I purchased? I decided to fortify my value impressions by triangulating. Prices posted at another source or two would bolster my conclusions. BiblioBot reported that a fair condition copy of Lucky has a value of $3 to $500. ILAB has a copy in 'near fine' condition for $350. That's quite a range, but all the prices are well beyond that picture of George Washington I gave up for my Seuss. BookFinder.com aggregates the sales of thousands of online booksellers, boasting of 150 million books in its cache. The simple search engine asks for author, title, and language. Other options are type (new or used), features (edition, signed), and country of destination. Select More Options and you can add keywords and other things to your search. It's the mother lode for Lucky. The search returns copies of Lucky ranged from a bit more than $30 up to (gulp) $1,200.

Maine Antique Digest, The Young Collector: 2008, 'The Year to Think Outside the Blanket Box' (February 15, 2008)

Resolve to keep up with print resources too. Find a standard reference that you don't have on your shelves, and hunt up a copy at BookFinder.com (http://www.bookfinder.com/). This is a great site that allows you to search the inventory of hundreds of sellers. No excuses.

The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom), Shelf Life (February 10, 2008)

As the American elections got into the Mardi Gras spirit of excess with last week's Super Tuesday primaries, I was minded of a book I bought last spring in New Orleans which explores, as well as an obscure corner of America's landscape, some of the shadier aspects of its politics...Deep Delta Country' by Harnett T. Kane (Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York, 1944), $10 from Beckham's Bookshop, 228 Decatur Street, New Orleans (001 504 522 9875). Cheapest price through BookFinder.com: £6.61 incl. p&p.

The Oregonian (Portland), 8 ways to save can spare students a textbook case of shock (February 7, 2008)

One of the most shocking things a new college student experiences is shopping for textbooks. One minute you're innocently strolling the aisles of your campus bookstore gathering books. The next you find yourself madly gasping for oxygen when you see the total on the checkout register. According to a 2007-2008 report from The College Board, the average four-year college student spends about $1,000 a year on books and supplies. Making matters worse, many students pay with a credit card and then let the high interest accrue. Increasing numbers of textbooks are costing more than $100. One widely used economics textbook from my college years now sells for $176, teaching you about supply and demand in a hurry...2. Price online: In addition to checking online booksellers like amazon.com, bn.com and half.com, you may find even better deals by using comparison-shopping sites that prominently feature textbooks. Some of the best include BookFinder.com, studentshopper.com and bestbookbuys.com--all of which offer the latest prices from a wide selection of online retailers.

Chestnut Hill Local (Philadelphia, PA), How to get books cheaply and easily, even for free (February 7, 2008)

What are some of these internet sites? Well, Amazon sells used books, so there's a start. I usually use AddAll.com since it scans about 15 used book sites (such as Alibris, AbeBooks, Half.com, etc). I also use BookFinder.com. I'm not afraid to pay by credit card. Maybe one out of a hundred times a used book has been misdescribed, but if I've wanted to return the book there's been no problem. I do acknowledge that some people have had problems, but repeat that in my personal experience problems are rare and fixable.

WRAL.com (Raleigh, NC), very cool websites (February 1, 2008)

Need a book? If they can't find it, it was never printed: http://www.bookfinder.com/

MoneySense (Canada), Textbook Revolution (February 2008)

If your professor isn;t using a free textbook, Turgeon says you can still keep a lid on costs by using websites such as bigwords.com, abebooks.com and BookFinder.com to hunt down secondhand copies. But he says you should still bring the free texts to the attention of your professors. After all, if enough of them switch over, all textbooks could one day be free.

Stanford Business Magazine (Stanford University), Dating-Game Theory: Finding Love Online (February 2008)

Despite what you see in the movies, mate-finding has never been just magic. People have always turned to their social networks--tribal matchmakers, country clubs, churches, and work groups--to find a mate. The large category of social networks these days also includes internet sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, which greatly expand an individual's loose connections to friends of friends, or customers of customers. Just as the odds of finding an out-of-print book are greater now that websites like BookFinder.com are there to help, it would seem that the internet might make it easier for people to find better business partners, suppliers, contract manufacturers, and, yes, even romantic mates.

The Chronicle (College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY), Students search for cheaper alternatives (January 30, 2008)

Cheaper ways to buying books are popping up to help students...'I do mention Half.com, BookFinder.com, or Amazon on occasion to a student if they have concerns about cost, but I don't generally suggest it to the entire class, especially once a semester starts,"'said Farr. Farr suggested that the problem of the long lines can easily be avoided by being well-prepared before the semester.

The Saint Rose Chronicle (Albany, NY), Students search for cheaper alternatives: Cheaper ways to buying books are popping up to help students (January 30, 2008)

'I do mention Half.com, BookFinder.com, or Amazon on occasion to a student if they have concerns about cost.'

The Chronicle (Albany, NY), Students search for cheaper alternatives (January 30, 2008)

Complaints about school bookstores are not uncommon and the College of Saint Rose's Bookstore in not all that different. The common complaints are not with major problems but a general dissatisfaction giving some students enough reason to look for books elsewhere...'I don't particularly recommend ordering books elsewhere and I do not place book orders at other local venues like Mary Jane's. I do mention Half.com, BookFinder.com, or Amazon.com on occasion to a student if they have concerns about cost, but I don't generally suggest it to the entire class, especially once a semester starts,' said Farr.

The Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), Platters' 'Only You' not an instant classic (January 26, 2008)

Dear Victoria: The book you're looking for is called 'Funnybones,' and was written by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by his wife, Janet Ahlberg. The Ahlbergs did a number of books in this series, but 'Funnybones' is the original and includes the trip to the zoo. Amazon.com carries it, although they list it as 'temporarily out of stock.' A number of other sellers also have it, new and used. I found copies through BookFinder.com and Alibris.com, so I think you'll have luck in finding a good copy and an affordable price.

Student Hacks, Where to Buy Cheap College Textbooks - 29 Nifty Websites (January 23, 2008)

BookFinder.com: Lifehacker.com recommends this book search engine to find cheap textbooks.

The Wall Street Journal, Traffic Report (January 18, 2008)

Most In-Demand Out-of-Print Books in 2007: 1. Once a Runner (1978) John L. Parker Jr., Novel about distance running; 2. Football Scouting Methods (1962), Steve Belichick, A famous scout's playbook, by the late father of Patriots' coach Bill; 3. Sex (1992), Madonna, A book of erotic photos; 4. Promise Me Tomorrow (1984) Nora Roberts, Early novel by the bestselling romance novelist; 5. The Lion's Paw (1946) Robb White, Children's adventure story; 6. The Principles of Knitting (1988) June Hemmons Hiatt, Hand knitting guide; 7. Raven: The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and His People (1982) Time Reiterman, John Jacobs, Chronicles the inner workings which allowed the Peoples Temple to flourish; 8. Aran Knitting (1997) Alice Starmore, History and how-to about Irish knitting; 9. One Way Up (1964) John F. Straubel, History of helicopters and vertically rising aircraft; 10. Dear and Glorious Physician (1959) Taylor Caldwell, Novel based on the life of Saint Luke. Note: Data are based on searches and purchases of books from U.S. computers on any of the five Web sites in the BookFinder.com network, which encompasses inventory of about 150,000 book sellers, according to BookFinder.com. Searches are given more weight in the final tally since many out-of- print books are difficult to find, yet in high demand.

The Financial Aid Podcast, How to save money on college textbooks (January 14, 2008)

Your best bets are BookFinder.com, Amazon.com, Bigwords.com, Froogle.com, and Walmart.com.

Inside Vandy (Vanderbilt University, TN), Textbook tragedy (January 14, 2008)

On college campuses across the country, the price of textbooks has quadrupled the rate of inflation during the past decade, according to the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups. The average new textbook most always crosses the $100 threshold, and science and math books are dangerously close to exceeding $300 a pop...BookFinder.com now also allows students to rent textbooks by the quarter or semester from market leaders Chegg (formerly known as TextBookFlix) and BookRenter.com. Additionally, the search engine compares prices between rental providers, always including the cost of shipping to help avoid unexpected surprises. Students can save 54 percent buying textbooks from BookFinder.com, according to a survey conducted last week, based on prices for six sample course lists at UC Berkeley, Duke and the University of Iowa. At their local campus bookstores, students would pay an average $325.80 for their semester's textbooks. Buying the same books cost an average of $150.05 via BookFinder.com, including shipping - a real-life savings of $175.75, or 54 percent.

EduChoices, Financial Tools for College Students (January 12, 2008)

Money can be tight when you're a college student--you need to make the most of what you have. Free financial tools can help you do that. This article offers a list of the best financial software, web apps, discount sites, banks and credit cards for students...BookFinder.com: This one-stop search engine isn't designed specifically for students, but it will help almost any student save money. BookFinder.com searches every major catalog online, which practically guarantees you will get the best price on the books you need.

Yahoo! Telemundo Noticias, Un sitio de Internet ofrece libros de alquiler a los estudiantes universitarios (January 11, 2008)

La empresa bookfinder.com, que cuenta con un amplio catálogo, ofrece encontrar libros nuevos o usados e incluso poder alquilarlos por un período determinado de tiempo, explicó su fundador. "Hemos ayudado a los estudiantes a ahorrar más de 50 por ciento con respecto a las librerías universitarias, al encontrar los mejores precios entre más de 150.000 distribuidores alrededor del mundo, señaló a Efe Anirvan Chatterjee, creador de bookfinder.com. Según el empresario, quien inició su negocio como un proyecto de clase en 1997 en la Universidad de California en Berkeley, los estudiantes pueden buscar libros no sólo en las librerías de venta tradicional de Internet, sino a través de distribuidores independientes, vendedores de libros usados y recientemente empresas dedicadas al alquiler de los textos.

Diario Las Américas, Sitio de Internet ofrece a universitarios alquiler de libros (January 11, 2008)

De acuerdo con una encuesta facilitada por bookfinder.com, los estudiantes pueden ahorrar hasta 54 por ciento al comprar libros de texto a través de este sitio. El sondeo analizó listas de libros de seis cursos de las universidades UC Berkeley, Duke y Iowa, y comparó los precios en sus librerías con las opciones de compra obtenidas a través del motor de búsqueda. "Comprar libros usados de texto ofrece los más grandes ahorros", afirmó Chatterjee al recomendar que para obtener los mejores resultados se debe usar el Número de Libro Internacional Estándar (ISBN, siglas en inglés), un número mundial de identificación que inicialmente fue de 10 dígitos y a partir de enero 1 de 2007 es de 13 dígitos.

El Sol News (Stamford, CT), Sitio de Internet ofrece alquiler de libros (January 11, 2008)

La empresa bookfinder.com, que cuenta con un amplio catálogo, ofrece encontrar libros nuevos o usados e incluso poder alquilarlos por un período determinado de tiempo, explicó su fundador. "Hemos ayudado a los estudiantes a ahorrar más de 50 por ciento con respecto a las librerías universitarias, al encontrar los mejores precios entre más de 150.000 distribuidores alrededor del mundo, señaló a Efe Anirvan Chatterjee, creador de bookfinder.com. Según el empresario, quien inició su negocio como un proyecto de clase en 1997 en la Universidad de California en Berkeley, los estudiantes pueden buscar libros no sólo en las librerías de venta tradicional de Internet, sino a través de distribuidores independientes, vendedores de libros usados y recientemente empresas dedicadas al alquiler de los textos.

El Universal (Mexico), Promueven alquiler de libros por Internet (January 11, 2008)

Los estudiantes universitarios disponen de un recurso para solucionar el problema del costo de los libros: alquilarlos por un período académico a través de un sitio de Internet, que ofrece además la posibilidad de comprar libros usados. La empresa bookfinder.com, que cuenta con un amplio catálogo, ofrece encontrar libros nuevos o usados e incluso poder alquilarlos por un período determinado de tiempo, explicó su fundador. "Hemos ayudado a los estudiantes a ahorrar más de 50 por ciento con respecto a las librerías universitarias, al encontrar los mejores precios entre más de 150.000 distribuidores alrededor del mundo, señaló a Efe Anirvan Chatterjee, creador de bookfinder.com. Según el empresario, quien inició su negocio como un proyecto de clase en 1997 en la Universidad de California en Berkeley, los estudiantes pueden buscar libros no sólo en las librerías de venta tradicional de Internet, sino a través de distribuidores independientes, vendedores de libros usados y recientemente empresas dedicadas al alquiler de los textos. Al unirse con Chegg y BookRenter.com, dos de los principales centros de búsqueda de alquiler de libros, el sitio permite comparar los precios de alquiler ofrecidos por distintas empresas y establecer contratos por períodos iguales a la duración de los cursos, ya sean trimestres o semestres, explicó Chatterjee. "Uno de los costos más sorprendentes cuando empiezas en el colegio, es el de los libros", comentó a Efe Yollie Morales, estudiante de segundo año de la Universidad Estatal de California en Long Beach. "Un solo texto especializado puede costar alrededor de 300 dólares y los profesores esperan que los estudiantes dispongan de -al menos- dos textos para su clase", explicó la joven. De acuerdo con una encuesta facilitada por bookfinder.com, los estudiantes pueden ahorrar hasta 54 por ciento al comprar libros de texto a través de este sitio. El sondeo analizó listas de libros de seis cursos de las universidades UC Berkeley, Duke y Iowa, y comparó los precios en sus librerías con las opciones de compra obtenidas a través del motor de búsqueda. "Comprar libros usados de texto ofrece los más grandes ahorros", afirmó Chatterjee al recomendar que para obtener los mejores resultados se debe usar el Número de Libro Internacional Estándar (ISBN, siglas en inglés), un número mundial de identificación que inicialmente fue de 10 dígitos y a partir de enero 1 de 2007 es de 13 dígitos. "El ISDN permite encontrar la edición correcta", señala el fundador de bookfinder.com. "Se debe comparar el precio total del libro incluido el envío, leer la descripción de la condición que el distribuidor ofrece y estar seguros de buscar diferentes opciones, pues los sitios más conocidos no siempre son los más baratos". "Para mí, alquilar es mejor que comprar", señala Morales. "Sale más económico y muchos de los libros que se compran no se vuelven a utilizar, entre otras cosas, porque son rápidamente reemplazados por ediciones más actualizadas". De acuerdo con la experiencia de Mark Stevenson, consejero de un colegio comunitario del condado de Los Ángeles, el problema del costo de los libros, "se agrava entre las minorías y es notable entre los estudiantes latinos". "Muchos de los estudiantes hispanos tienen obligaciones familiares y trabajan para ayudar a sostener sus hogares. El costo de los libros es uno de sus problemas más grandes al comenzar cada semestre", afirmó el educador. Según Morales, aunque muchos estudiantes tratan de vender sus libros usados a otros alumnos al finalizar el semestre, "esa práctica ya no es tan común pues algunas ediciones pierden vigencia muy rápidamente y muchos profesores no permiten sino la edición específica que ellos piden". "Por eso, ahora estoy tratando de rentar lo más posible. Cada dólar cuenta" concluyó la joven universitaria.

The Altoona Mirror (PA), Military master: Bellwood man makes literary name for himself with books on Civil War (January 11, 2008)

Writing about everything from military leaders to muskets and medals of honor, local author Robert Broadwater has turned a passion for history into an avocation. In the last 20 years, he's written more than 20 books and more than 100 magazine articles dealing with the Civil War and the American Revolution. And he's still going strong...Broadwater's books can purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks and The Bookstore. They range in price from $6 to $55. For more information, go to BookFinder.com.

The Boston Herald (MA), The Ticker (January 9, 2008)

BookFinder.com's fifth annual top-10 list of out-of-print bestsellers includes the late Steve Belichick's 'Football Scouting Methods' published in 1962. A former Navy assistant football coach and college football scout, the author was the father of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

The Dunn County News (Menomonie, WI), A Mix of New Year's Green... (January 7, 2008)

The year 2007 was one of growth toward uncovering environmental issues, and our role in protecting our planet. 'Buy local' food campaigns grew in number, and, in a national public radio announcement during the last day of 2007, it was predicted that local purchasing will be the No. 1 area of growth for 2008...Recycling old books: For many of us, books are like gold. We collect them, savor their contents, share with others, donate to booksales, and then wonder how we can make room for more on our shelves. A few 'earth- friendly' ways to get rid of old books are: Donate locally to nursing homes, hospitals, senior centers, children's daycare programs, women's shelters,and nonprofits. Check your copyright pages if you have older hardcover books. First editions can be worth quite a bit of money. Compare prices at BookFinder.com.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA), Bargains on Web are easy to find (January 5, 2008)

When I'm shopping online, my goal is simple: I never pay full price. Ever...BookFinder.com gives you similar results -- but only for books -- and searches a large number of sites that sell textbooks. Which is useful if you're a college student trying to save on required books.

SmartBrief, BookFinder.com releases top 10 out-of-print books list (January 4, 2008)

BookFinder.com has released its fifth annual out-of-print best-seller list, which includes 'Football Scouting Methods' by Steve Belichick and 'The Principles of Knitting.' The e-commerce search engine has more than 150 million books available from 150,000 booksellers.

Ecommerce-Guide, Attention Booksellers: Top 10 Hot Tomes for 2007 (January 2, 2008)

The fifth-annual BookFinder.com top 10 out-of-print bestseller list is out, and it appears that readers were seeking out how-to knowledge in 2007. The top 10 most sought-after, out-of-print books of 2007 includes Once a Runner, the rare Football Scouting Methods by Steve Belichick, the 571-page The Principles of Knitting, as well as the perennial favorite Sex by Madonna, according to BookFinder.com. 'From 98 to 99 percent of all books ever published are now out-of-print, so they don't show up in traditional bestseller lists,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, BookFinder.com founder. 'Without big marketing budgets behind them, these books have been getting buzz the old-fashioned way: reader word of mouth.'...Since 1997, BookFinder.com has been one of the best ways to find and buy new, used, rare and out-of-print books online. The one-stop e-commerce search engine has an inventory of over 150 million books available for sale from a network of 150,000 booksellers from over 50 countries, making it one of the world's largest searchable book inventory available anywhere, online or off, according to the company.

AE Monthly, Sex, Knitting and Helicopters: The BookFinder Top 10 of 2007 (January 2008)

BookFinder.com has released its list of the top 10 most sought-after old books of 2007. Making the BookFinder.com list requires a combination of being both highly desired and hard to find. This will not be a list like the New York Times bestsellers, but as Anirvan Chatterjee points out, 98%-99% of all books ever published are now out of print. So the Times covers about 1%, and BookFinder.com the rest. BookFinder.com notes that 'sports, knitting and sex' top this year's list. I understand, except, what is knitting doing in there? Actually, you can add romance, children's books, a mass murderer and helicopters to that. What is the connection between these? Who knows. Maybe those with mayhem on their minds combine mass murder with knitting needles. Perhaps members of the mile-high club buy books about sex and helicopters. Whatever the explanation, here is the list of the top 10 most searched books on the largest book searching site on the web.

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