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TextbookRebellion.org is a movement of students, parents, professors and organizations inspired to take action against skyrocketing college textbook prices. The textbook publishing industry is broken. We’re raising awareness of the problem of textbook affordability and seeking solutions, like open-license textbooks. Please sign and share our petition so we can bring change to this industry.

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Apr 15 '11

4/15/11: Another big week in the Rebellion!

Hey Textbook Rebels!

Big week—let’s review it, shall we?  

The Oregon State Legislature’s session came to an end last week without legislators approving a task force to study ways to lower textbook prices. The failure to make progress on the bill was yet another sign that students need to take this movement into their own hands, showing legislators and administrators that high textbook prices are a vital issue and that we need solutions now!

Digital textbook publisher Kno received a $30 dollar investment from Intel, but bloggers from around the web speculated on the repercussions, with many asserting that this meant the end of Kno’s attempts to build an iPad competitor and a likely focus on apps for smartphones.

eCampusNews posted a fascinating analysis on how the decision in the Google Books settlement case could affect the textbook market as well as the digitization of books as a whole.

And Mississippi State University’s student newspaper, The Reflector, wrote an insightful piece on all of the ways students there are looking to duck high textbook prices

OH—and we’re heading to OHIO very soon.  Viva la Rebellion!

Until next week—The Rebel Team

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Mar 30 '11

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Mar 28 '11

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