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What Happens If The Cost Of Textbooks Drops To Zero?

Posted at 7:20AM Monday 11 Feb 2013

Similar to the music industry, textbooks are controlled by a small but powerful group of companies that have fought hard to preserve their oligopoly.

If textbooks are losing their relevance, it won't be the rise of e-books that kills them. That will merely change the shape of the industry.

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