Monthly Archives: March 2013

What Leads to the High Prices of Textbooks?

Lots of hard work goes into the writing of any textbook.  No question about that.  But few textbook companies front that money to the author(s).  Further, while textbook companies regularly cite the high costs of developing and producing texts, those seem overstated to me.  For example, after our for-profit differential equations with linear algebra text […]

It’s Text Selection Time of Year

If your school is like mine, the university bookstore is clamoring for textbook selections to be announced for the coming year.  To that end, I want to add my voice to the many who are urging faculty to consider free or other low-cost options for students.  While this has been a consistent theme here on […]