A new restriction from Amazon prevents students from bringing some of their rented textbooks across state lines.
Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.
A startup company offers students free alternatives to leading textbooks in key college courses -- taking aim at publishers, who aren't pleased.
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
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Report, citing crippling textbook costs, argues for more use of open-source materials. Publishers dispute the findings.
Publishers, bookstores and professors are complying with federal provisions to make textbook pricing more transparent for students. But prices are still high.
Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.
To lessen the impact of rising textbook costs, three institutions have created programs that allow students to borrow course materials.
OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.
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