Blackwell’s launches free eBook offer for university students – no purchase necessary

Leading academic bookseller Blackwell’s is to support the educational needs of undergraduate students by making a free eBook available each week between now and the end of term to all university students.

The first free eBook title will be Michael Tefula’s ‘How To Get A First’, an original perspective on gaining an outstanding degree from a recent first-class graduate. The book combines personal experience, scientific research and motivational anecdotes from students to create a comprehensive guide to academic success, with strategies to immediately boost grades and improve confidence.

The free eBook offer will be available to all students regardless of whether they are making a purchase in a Blackwell’s shop or not. Students need to simply visit their local Blackwell’s shop and ask for a copy of the ‘free eBook’ and they will be provided with an access code for the book.  The code gives the reader free access to the book for a week.

The free eBook will be available for students to download on Blackwell’s Learning Platform, a free to access digital reading platform specifically designed for student use.  Its development has been, and will continue to be, shaped by the needs of the student.

“Blackwell’s is committed to assisting universities wherever we can in their mission to attain higher student satisfaction results and achieve stronger student outcomes,” explains Matthew Emery, Head of Learning for Blackwell’s.

“This year, we have launched our ‘Student Price Match Guarantee’ ensuring students on all campuses with a Blackwell’s shop get the UK’s cheapest prices on their textbook purchases. Our Price Match Guarantee is also available on This has already had a significant and positive impact on the number of students purchasing textbooks to support their studies.”

Blackwell’s is launching the free eBook offer to coincide with Academic Book Week 2017. Academic Book Week is a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books and takes place between January 23rd and 28th. The offer will launch on January 23rd with a new eBook available free each week between now and the end of Spring Term.