Over the past year, seemingly everyone has decried college textbook costs, which have soared to an average of $700 to $1,000 per student each year. Many of these critics have pointed to online digital textbooks, which typically sell for half the price of print editions, as an affordable alternative. But a sharply critical report released Aug. 25 asserts that commercial publishers are going about the digital textbook revolution the wrong way, reports the Los Angeles Times. Commercial e-textbooks are no cheaper than hard-copy editions when you take into account that students can sell print books back to the bookstore for...

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