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As Textbooks Go "Custom," Students Pay: Colleges Receive Royalties For School-Specific Editions; Barrier to Secondhand Sales

Date: July 10, 2008
Author: JOHN HECHINGER
QUOTE: College students, already struggling with soaring tuition bills and expenses, are encountering yet another financial hit: Publishers and schools are working together to produce "custom" textbooks that can limit students' use of the money-saving trade in used books. And in a controversial twist, some academic departments are sharing in the profits from these texts.

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