• Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by 5 publishing companies that make books so expensive most students skip buying them

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Textbook costs overall have risen 67% from 2008 to 2018 - some four year college students spend close to $500 a year on textbooks.
    Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by five publishing companies - Pearson Education , Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education , Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    These companies do everything they can to keep their books expensive and prevent students from renting older versions.
    So it's the start of a brand new semester. Your teacher hands you your syllabus. And yup you're going to spend $150 on a textbook for a class you don't care...
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  • Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by 5 publishing companies that make books so expensive most students skip buying them

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Textbook costs overall have risen 67% from 2008 to 2018 - some four year college students spend close to $500 a year on textbooks.
    Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by five publishing companies - Pearson Education , Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education , Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    These companies do everything they can to keep their books expensive and prevent students from renting older versions.
    So it's the start of a brand new semester. Your teacher hands you your syllabus. And yup you're going to spend $150 on a textbook for a class you don't care...
    Read more ...