Amazon introduces textbook trade-in program

Just in time for the end of the semester Amazon is rolling out a new textbook trade-in program to turn old textbooks into an Amazon gift card.

The service, which is available right now, allows students to search by ISBN, title or author to find out what their used textbooks are worth and if the price is right, ship them to Amazon free of charge.

In order to sell your book to Amazon it must be in "good condition," which for textbooks means there can be no damage to the book and you will need to have any media which you received with the book. After a third-party receives and inspects you books Amazon will credit your account for the trade within two days. If, for some reason, your textbooks are damaged or unacceptable they will be returned to you in 14 days.