BookByte is an online bookstore that sells and buys used college textbooks. It is also concerned with helping home-school families and students who need different types of books at low prices. Only good quality books are sold by the store, and it stocks a huge range of books comprising different subjects such as social science, computer science, the natural sciences, law, information technology and other popular categories such as entertainment, children's books and thrillers. Steven Gross started this unique idea of buying and selling used books in 1999 as a home-based enterprise. With time, the company has grown and its customer base has increased remarkably. Accurate descriptions of books on sale can be easily gathered from the website.
BookByte encourages people to sell their used text, reference and other books for those wishing to pursue further studies. A fair market price is determined for selling as well as buying books. BookByte is renowned to be a user-friendly online store. The search option at the top of each page allows the customer to look for textbooks. The title, category or ISBN number of the book can be used for searching the relevant textbooks. Choosing by category offers the widest range of books to the customer. The site has special sections for helping home-school students and K-12 schools. Unused, old and obsolete books are recycled into valuable resources. Home-school students are also provided with free resources in the form of books, magazines and online access to various archives. The Homeschool Foundation, Home Education Magazine and The Homeschool Mom are some of the resources provided by BookByte for home-school families and students.
Textbooks covering subjects such as law, business and finance, education and social science can be purchased or sold. Reference as well as popular books are sold and bought at the store. It is quick, easy and cheap to get the required books. International editions of different books are also available. The K-12 district schools make considerable savings when they sell back their unused books in exchange for used textbooks. Moreover, schools in Uganda are largely helped with the recycled books provided by BookByte. There is a lack of textbooks, and the majority of the population is illiterate in Uganda. To promote literacy in such areas, used textbooks have been serving as valuable resources.
The BookByte marketplace is the ideal place for both buyers and sellers. The available books as well as CDs and DVDs are listed here, making the transaction smoother. BookByte has a committed customer service team that promptly answers all mails, calls and queries. The books are generally shipped within 24 hours, and the shipping charge for selling a book is borne by the company itself, making the payments within five business days. BookByte also accepts returns from unsatisfied customers within a limited time after receipt.