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  • Alternative$ to theHigh Co$t of College Textbook$ Prepared by Jennifer Little Morehead State University November 18, 2011
  • Textbooks Cost too Much• Textbook prices have tripled over the last 20 year, faster than college tuition prices which have also increased faster than the rate of inflation (GAO, 1)• An unnecessary burden on students
  • Why do Traditional Publishers Remain Popular?• Authoritative and highly polished• Supplementary materials – Assessments – Workbooks – Presentation slides• Large sales force to peddle books to professors• Integration with BlackBoard
  • Federal Initiatives to Lower Costs• GAO Report