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.
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.
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.