Blackwell’s to White Label CourseSmart eTextbooks and Educational Materials


Young Academic can reveal that Blackwell’s will offer CourseSmart eTextbook rentals through a white label integration with its eCommerce website and stores. Further to our announcement back in April, this latest venture looks set to cement CourseSmart position as the UK’s premier supplier of eTextbooks.


Students To Save Up To 40% On Resources With CourseSmart eCommerce Platform


Young Academic can bring fantastic news for students around the United Kingdom as they can now save up to 40% with rental access to all of their university and college textbooks. As the UK’s number one source of relevant education news, we really can’t extol the virtues of this service enough as it could help to alleviate the deficit felt following the rises in fees and other student expenses.


Encyclopaedia Britannica Shuts Down Following Dominance of Digital Media

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Truly sad news today as The Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced that it is to cease publication. As an academic publication, we are truly gutted here at Young Academic to see one of the most iconic publications the world has seen fall by the wayside as sites such as Wikipedia continue to dominate.


More than Fifty Percent of British Students Do Not Budget for Reading Materials

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As Young Academic has today learnt, more than half of the students studying in the United Kingdom do not put money aside for their all important textbooks and other literature. A recent survey conducted by National Book Tokens showed that 56% of new students did not list books as an essential expenditure. Read on to find out more about this intriguing education news story…


Students Can Swap Old Textbooks for Credit Through New Amazon Trade-In Programme

Students can trade-in unwanted textbooks in exchange for Amazon.co.uk gift card credit, as Young Academic discovered today. Amazon.co.uk has announced the launch of Textbooks Trade-In, part of the Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Programme. This announcement will be fantastic student news for anyone with a backlog of unwanted textbooks as they can return these for Amazon credit that they can use on books for the new academic year.


Listen to the greatest 20th century British and American poets read their own work

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October, the British Library releases two new additions to its popular series of literary spoken word CDs, featuring many previously unpublished recordings of great British and American poets of the 20th century reading their own poems and often with their own spoken introductions. From T S Eliot’s sombre, measured reading from ‘The Waste Land’ to William Carlos Williams’ confident, humorous reading of ‘This is Just to Say’ and the gravelly purr of Walter de la Mare introducing and reading ‘Thomas Hardy’, these CDs comprise a wealth of rare historic recordings.