Are Subscription Models Next for Academic Textbooks?
Ask anyone who attended college what their largest expense was after tuition and they are most likely to tell you, aside from adult beverages, that textbook purchases burned the largest hole in their wallet. There are signs, however, that the time-honored tradition of purchasing seemingly hundreds of pounds of paper at the beginning of the semester may be changing. This past July, the Book Industry Study Group released a survey of 4,000 librarians, publishers, and retailers and
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