This week’s Campus Marketplace has a nice article summarizing new legislation meant to regulate the sale of college textbooks– www.nacs.org/news/011907-legislation.asp. I’m not sure that the proposed legislation will do much to help students. This legislation could yield a bigger win by providing incentives for the College Publishing industry to focus upon furthering true cross media publishing initiatives and on developing alternate revenue models. The result would be lower priced product suites that would offer more utility and value for students. Of course, the win for publishers would be reduced used books and higher recurring revenues.
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