Amazon to no longer offer campus textbook programs

Amazon is ending its nationwide campus textbook program.

In 2014, Amazon started the program and partnered with Purdue University — the first in the nation to sign on. But that is ending immediately.

Now that Purdue is unable to promote Amazon Campus as its number one textbook option to students, those who bought their books with a simple click may go somewhere else in the future.

Rob Wynkoop is the Managing Director of Service Enterprises at Purdue. He explained the move Amazon is making at Purdue and other campuses nationwide.

“The Amazon Campus program is no longer being marketed by Amazon,” said Wynkoop. “That was a program that specifically worked with universities on textbook adoption.”

Now that Purdue is unable to promote Amazon Campus as its number one textbook option to students, those who bought their books with a simple click may go somewhere else in the future.

“They made a business decision to do that, I’m not sure exactly why,” said Wynkoop.

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