Textbook giant Pearson announces plans to get rid of editions of its textbooks that students can own, resell, or share
As textbook publishers rush to adapt to online publishing, a good time to remind you that CORE is free & open access online, & we provide free teaching resources too (our community shares even more). Just saying.
Pearson is cutting print books in order to force all students to pay full price for a new e-copy. Motivated by profit loss to used book industry. Wow. If that’s not sleazy. Will never again assign a text in my class!
Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
BBC News - Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Have I missed something? How do students "rent" physical textbooks? Libraries lend them, but that's different. This story says students also "rent" second hand books, But then it says students might "buy e-textbooks". need coffee..
Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks. How times are changing! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
1/ "The British firm [] hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are updated continually....The firm...has been struggling as students increasingly opt to rent second-hand print textbooks to save money."
1. Reading a textbook on a computer is dreadful 2. More reason for students to have distracting laptops in class 3. More difficult in-the-moment engagement with the text Maybe I am in the small minority but, I really like print and paper so idk.
Be interesting to see if this is successful - quite a few publishers have been committed to turning digital but backtracked on it ...and you can’t prop the door open with a digital book! Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
My preferred headline for this piece would be: Education to phase out commercial publisher
Pearson: How dare students try to buy used books because our prices are so damn high! This outta show ‘em...
BBC News - Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Education publisher to phase out print textbooks
BBC News - Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks
Sign of the times....
Well, I know who I won't be publishing with. For those who write books, having physical copies for sale is a main reason to bother with a publisher at all. If it's going to be all digital, I'll just put the material on a webpage. Stupid move,