According to a recent study (involving the WordPress Stats plugin for bavatuesdays), students searching for textbook torrents has seen a dramatic rise as of late. In little over 24 hours Google searches for the term “Textbook Torrents” on the bava have increased almost 150%. During these tough times it seems that students are looking for alternative methods of securing their textbooks, and avoiding those lofty (or is it inflated?) sticker prices. Take a look for yourself:
What does this all mean? Well, a few things:
- Students are returning to their colleges and universities and have a good idea of what books they will need for this coming semester;
- they don’t want to pay the exorbitant prices they are being asked;
- textbook publishers may soon be following in the footsteps of the RIAA, and engaging in higher profile “crack downs” on students, which means this is all just getting fun.