EdBooks Blog

EdBooks CEO Rob Reynolds, a long-time blogger and analyst, enjoys sharing his thoughts about EdBooks products and the future(s) of educational publishing. Scroll through the posts below to see what he's already written, and feel free to email us with future blog topic requests.

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How to Build a $19 Textbook

So, what is the lowest possible price we can charge for these high-quality products while ensuring the stability and sustainability of our efforts to make education affordable?

Our answer is that a good textbook should cost less than $20.

At a global scale, it should cost between $10-$15.

This means that, in coming years, students will pay the same price for textbooks that they would for popular fiction titles. read more

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How to Build a $19 Textbook

So, what is the lowest possible price we can charge for these high-quality products while ensuring the stability and sustainability of our efforts to make education affordable?

Our answer is that a good textbook should cost less than $20.

At a global scale, it should cost between $10-$15.

This means that, in coming years, students will pay the same price for textbooks that they would for popular fiction titles.

read more

The Value of Content for 21st Century Educational Publishers

This is the second post in a series of articles that explores the characteristics that define next-generation educational publishers. In the first article, I identified five areas in which I believe these publishers differentiate themselves: (1) Content, (2) Abundance, (3) Transparency, (4) Sharing, (5) Distribution. This post focuses on the centrality and value of content for next-generation educational publishers.

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The Five Characteristics of 21st Century Educational Publishers

As we set out to build a new kind of publishing company at EdBooks, we contemplated what it means to be a 21st century educational publisher. Is it a focus on digital technologies? Is it related to new kinds of business models? What is the role of learning design? We talked about these and myriad other ideas, but as we worked through our initial product designs and business models, five key characteristics emerged — (1) Content, (2) Abundance, (3) Transparency, (4) Sharing, (5) Distribution.

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