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Textbook Piracy: Growing problem or reasonable solution?
August 23, 2013 | 6:59 pm

online learningCollege ended about 10 years ago for me. That wasn’t the dark ages of technology. We all had laptops and cell phones and constantly checked email. We all worried about the prices of textbooks too. Part of me wonders what it would be like if I went to college now. Colleges are starting their fall semesters right about now, and students are scrambling to find cheap versions of their textbooks for classes. These costs add up. College students find themselves spending hundreds of dollars just on books alone. I was lucky, and tended to read the books in the library or buy them...

The Coming E-Publishing Revolution in Higher Education
November 24, 2012 | 2:30 pm

The Coming ePublishing Revolution in Higher Education by Dr. Frank LowneyBy Dr. Frank Lowney Editor's note: Those of you who read TeleRead regularly are probably well aware of the fact that Dr. Frank Lowney has been a staple in our comments section for quite some time now. Because of those comments, it was quite clear to me, long before I actually knew anything about Dr. Lowney or his work, that he was something of an expert in the academic publishing space. I emailed Dr. Lowney out of blue one day back back in September, asking if he'd be interested in contributing a post to TeleRead about the current state of the textbook market. In his reply, he told me...

Morning Roundup — Stories to start your day
October 11, 2012 | 9:01 am

How Near-Universal Adoption of Mobile Phones is Changing African Media (Media Shift) Ebooks Account for 16% of all Sales in Canada (Good E-Reader) Around the World, No Set Rules for eBook Pricing or Digital Reading (Paid Content) Why Are College Textbooks so Expensive? (The Scholarly Kitchen) Kindle Daily Deal: Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker & Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins * * *  Follow us @TeleRead Join us on Facebook     ...