Going Against the Grain is Good for Business

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textbooks, high textbook prices, alternative models, math education, publishing industry

Today’s publishing industry is not the way I remember it. High prices for students, and tactics that are irritating to instructors. That’s why we came up with The XYZ Promise: No revisions for 5 years, and no price increases for life of the edition.

Amy JacobsGoing Against the Grain is Good for Business

XYZ & OER: (Un)Common Goals

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OER, affordability, textbook prices, higher ed, math

Affordability matters. That’s why XYZ Textbooks is in support of open educational resources (OER). XYZ and OER share some common goals—here is a brief roster of the similarities and the differences.

Amy JacobsXYZ & OER: (Un)Common Goals

Extreme Measures: The Cause and Effect of High Textbook Prices

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Time and time again, we see students going to extreme measures to get some relief from the oppressive pricing practices of the $10B textbook industry. At XYZ Textbooks, we understand students’ needs and their struggle to pay for course materials. It’s a core tenet of our mission: Affordable access to course materials increases students’ chances of success.

Suha SayaExtreme Measures: The Cause and Effect of High Textbook Prices