Seriously busy week and one that’s been heavy on textbook-related news. Here’s what’s on my mind as I head into the weekend.
- The biggie (besides the small matter of B&N Edu acquiring MBS — my take here) is surely Major Educational Content Providers And Distributors Join Together To Fight Counterfeit Textbooks (Yahoo! Finance) “Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg, Inc. to have them adopt and implement a set of Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices designed to address the growing problem of counterfeit print textbooks…”
Lesser News But Still Worthy of Our Attention:
- PR Newswire: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces Full Year 2016 Results
- The Washington Times: Turn the Page: Barnes & Noble Sees Stock Drop After Lackluster Fourth-Quarter Numbers, something I discussed recently here.
- The University of Maryland Diamondback: Four UMD Student Groups Are Creating Surveys to Guide Textbook Affordability Solutions
- The Harvard Crimson: Students Praise Q Guide Questions on Textbook Prices
- NJ.com: How Rutgers Wants to Lower the Price of Textbooks for Students
- OpenSource.com: Are Textbooks In or Out? The State of Open Educational Resources
- Cartersville Patch: $3.8 Million Saved By Eliminating Textbooks At Georgia Highlands College