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CourseSmart®: Helping Students Shop for eTextbooks via Facebook

August 23rd, 2011 by CourseSmart

CourseSmart®, the world’s largest provider of eTextbooks and other digital resources, recently launched its latest innovation: a social commerce shopping experience that will allow students to rent CourseSmart materials directly from the brand’s official Facebook page.Facebook Shop Image

Students will be able to access CourseSmart’s catalog of eTextbooks and eResources directly on Facebook through a secure shopping cart and tab on the brand’s page. Shopping within the tab, students will be able to search for eTextbooks by title, ISBN number or keyword and then add the items to their cart. When ready to checkout, students will be linked directly to secure checkout at

“CourseSmart has always made it a priority to provide students with the course materials they need in the most convenient way possible, and our new Facebook experience is the latest breakthrough in that arena,” said Jill Ambrose, chief marketing officer at CourseSmart. “We are excited to provide accessibility to more than 20,000 of the latest eTextbook offerings to college students where they already spend time, on their favorite social networking site.”

With so many college students already on Facebook, using the social network for social commerce was a natural transition for CourseSmart. This new Facebook feature is the latest in a series of industry firsts for the brand, which launched a beta version of its first-to-market HTML5 eReader earlier this summer, allowing users to access CourseSmart materials online and offline.

To purchase eTextbooks via Facebook or for more information on CourseSmart’s new social commerce tab visit

Facebook Shop Search Page

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Cha-Ching More with CourseSmart’s 30 Days – 30 Prizes Sweepstakes!

August 17th, 2011 by CourseSmart

30 Days 30 Prizes

Calling all college students! There are only 21 days left in our 30 Days, 30 Prizes Sweepstakes. That means you only have 21 more chances to scoop up some awesome prizes!

As the leading provider of eTextbooks and other digital course materials, CourseSmart® understands college students. We’ve been there before ourselves. We know how hard it is to balance school, work and fun so that’s why we’re giving away prizes that we know you won’t want to live without!

We’ve already given away a slew of free eTextbooks but we know there’s more to your life than school work. Sure buying textbooks can get expensive and it’s nice to get a few for free, but what about the other stuff like traveling, downloading music, and consuming all that coffee to help you pull those all-nighters? Being a college student isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t cheap.

With CourseSmart’s 30 Days 30 Prizes Sweepstakes, you’ll have the chance to keep some money in your wallet for munching at 24-hour diners, hanging out with friends, or getting cool gear for your dorm while still stocking up on the essentials. We’re talking coffee, iTunes® gift cards, iPads®, concert tickets and other cool stuff! And just for entering the sweepstakes, you’ll receive a 10% off coupon for use towards your next eTextbook purchase at That’s a sweet deal in itself!

If you want to get your hands on some of these and other cool prizes, submit your entry at The entry is quick and easy. Here you’ll also be able to see all of our past winners and prizes they’ve won. Good luck!

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