Answered By: James Burke
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015     Views: 14

Publishers claim texts are labor-intensive, difficult and expensive to produce. The Open Textbook Initiative is working to replace costly texts. Our library has expensive texts on textbook reserve. For more on this debate check "Atlantic" --> http:goo.gl/e11jy7

They also aren't expected to sell as many copies long-term so what might be an $18 book marketed for recreational consumption is raised to $60 as a textbook. -Source: employer wrote textbooks for a living

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