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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Infographic: The Open Textbook Challenge

  1. I simply don’t believe that college textbooks increased by 186% in 2004 alone!

    The graph surely represents cumulative increase since 1986, but it does so in a rather sloppy way.

  2. Yes, that’s what it looks like, but the graph is labelled ‘annual percentage increased’.

    The data might well be correct, but when it’s presented in such a sloppy fashion it’s hard to take it seriously.

  3. What a great, unintentional example of the kinds if poor presentation you are likely to get without a professional author and editorial team. You don’t see this in professional textbooks. Perhaps you do get what you pay for.

    • You must not follow the same textbook publishing circles I do. This kind of mistake is less uncommon in paid textbooks than you might think.

      And what makes you say that the folks who release an OEM textbook aren’t pros?

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