Scribd and the new era of the $10 textbook
The traditional textbook publishing model, based on dead trees and middleman, can force students to shell out hundreds of dollars for a stack of photocopies. Now, two law professors are showing how easy it can be for academics to offer an alternative at a fraction of the price.
Eric Goldman and Rebecca Tushnet are both trademark experts and popular bloggers. This week, they offered a new package of course work called “Advertising and Marketing Law: Cases and Material” for sale on Scribd for just $10. In a blog post, Goldman explains the economics behind the $10 price tag: