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ERIC Number: EJ826190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Book Industry Trends: College
Oda, Stephanie; Sanislo, Glenn
EDUCAUSE Review, v44 n1 p14, 16 Jan-Feb 2009
With the cost of college said to be escalating at double the rate of inflation, parents and students have voiced frustration, some think unreasonably, about textbook prices. In 2007, higher-education publishers continued to grapple with price resistance to textbooks and competition from the used-book market. This article reports that higher-education publishers are finally making real progress in offering their wares in electronic format and moving to resolve the pricing dilemma, at least in part. While publishers know that critical mass with electronically delivered textbooks will not be attained in the near-term future, they moved closer to that goal last year. And all major publishers have made strides with their popular "born digital" supplemental and assessment programs, such as Pearson's series and Wiley's "WileyPLUS".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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