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The changing nature of textbook publishing

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: March 28, 2011

I was told some  juicy information about academic textbook publishing last week. A sales representative of a major textbook publisher discussed the medium term plans of the company as it re-thinks its role in publishing. We discussed the high price of calculus texts for students, a topic close to my heart. The new calculus book, […]

When academic textbook prices drop to $0.00 what will publishers do?

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: October 6, 2010

Technology is like a universal acid to societal norms – it eats away away at all existing structures and modes of operation. People have lost jobs because technology has put them out of work, just as technology has created new jobs for others. Work, business and education are in high states of flux as more […]