Breakthrough, Bust, or Building Block?

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As Amazon unveils new version of its Kindle reader and underscores implications for electronic textbooks, perceptions vary on whether step is transformative.

Elsevier Won't Pay for Praise

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As if the textbook industry didn't have an image problem already...

Rent, Read and Return

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A growing number of companies are renting textbooks to college students, saying they're an alternative to sky-high price tags.

Textbook Bonanza

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News abounds about bookstores and other providers (on ground and virtual): reunification at Barnes & Noble, infusion for Academos, expansion for free textbook initiative.

Textbooks for the Disabled

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Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials.

Free, But at What Cost?

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A new Florida program supplies free digital textbooks to students, but faculty don't want a free option mandated as the only option.

Textbooks for Rent ... Everywhere

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Major bookstore chains announce plans to launch or expand rental programs, suggesting a market shift.

Awaiting the Tablet

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Will Apple's new electronic device galvanize the market for e-textbooks and transform higher education?

New Battleground for Publishers

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With demand for online assessment and e-tutoring tools growing, good textbooks alone are no longer enough to win over professors.

Today's Assignment: Pay Up

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No one likes rising textbook prices, but the bills may be even more painful to pay when it looks like a professor is cashing in on students. That's the sentiment at George Mason University, where students are grumbling about a professor who requires students to buy a book she helped to write, highlighting an ongoing debate about faculty profiting off their pupils.


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