The ultimate goal, he adds, is to make course material affordability one of the success stories in higher education, and passing the Affordable College Textbook
Act would be a huge step in the right direction.
Evidence from College Textbooks
." NBER Working Paper 11421, Yale University.
About 10 percent of all college textbook
sales (based on 2004 figures) come from online traders such as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, eBay.com and ecampus.com, according to the 2006--07 edition of Media & Culture (Bedford/St.
According to some estimates, about 10% of sales in the $4 billion college textbook
industry have been generated online.
The legislation was reintroduced (S.2176) and amended to include both college textbooks
and all supplemental materials developed to accompany the textbooks.
With the annual cost of buying college textbooks
averaging $1,000, a growing number of college bookstores, publishers and online providers are offering students the chance to rent their books at a savings of as much as 70 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal.
(AP) -- Cheaper college textbooks
are the goal of a proposal advancing in the House.
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) reported that sales of used books are growing at a faster pace than other types of book sales with college textbooks
and online sales leading the way.
This paper is a report on the statewide effort to address the rising costs of college textbooks
Oxford University Press (New York) has acquired the assets of Engineering Press (Austin, TX), a publisher of engineering college textbooks
and engineering license exam preparation books.
With many low-income students already struggling to pay for higher education, a federal advisory committee has opened an investigation into the rising costs of college textbooks
and its effect on college affordability.