Tuesday, February 17, 2015

OSU professor emeritus fought -- and lost -- battle for lower textbook prices

February 16th, 2015

I would like to add another perspective to Richard Read's piece in the Sunday Oregonian on textbook cost.
I am an Emeritus Professor from Oregon State University. In 1992, a major publisher began selling the first edition of my text, "The Mechanical Design Process," a book for Junior/Senior Mechanical Engineering students. Last month the 5th edition was released.This is a book, among many, that sells a couple of thousand a year as contrasted to the Econ book in your article. Yet, with this relatively low volume, it is a success as attested by the number of editions.

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