HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - It's the time of year when college
students shell out big bucks for books they often can't sell back.
Nursing student Emily Frazier had to buy $1,300 worth of books
her first semester three years ago at the University of Southern
But when she tried to sell them back to the campus bookstore,
she could only sell two books.
Publishers are quashing the used textbook competition any way
In the last 20 years, college textbook prices have increased at
twice the rate of inflation but have followed close behind tuition
increases. That's according to a 2005 report by the Government
Publishers push new editions to professors in part to make up
for lost sales to used books available online.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American,