Amazon.com unveils textbook trade in program

<p>Amazon.com is to allow students to exchange used textbooks in return for an Amazon.com gift card as part of a new Textbooks Trade-In program. A similar program already exists for used DVDs and video games.</p><p>Students in the US will be able to visit <a href="http://www.amazon.com/tradeinbooks" target="_blank" title="www.amazon.com/tradeinbooks">www.amazon.com/tradeinbooks</a>, and search for the books they want to trade. Then students can print a pre-paid shipping label and drop the package in the mail. Once the book is received and verified by a third-party merchant, an Amazon.com gift card will be deposited into the student&rsquo;s Amazon.com account. </p><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re thrilled to add the trade-in feature to the Amazon.com Textbooks store,&quot; said Julie Todaro, director of Books at Amazon.com. &quot;Our student customers know they can rely on Amazon.com for a great selection of titles and low textbook prices, and we&rsquo;re happy to be able to offer them another service to help them save money and time.&quot; </p>