19. Books Don’t Grow on Trees

A local community college professor decided to fight . “The price of books for our students is getting higher and higher and, combined with the cost of tuition, it’s killing these kids,” said Jason, Ph.D. “Remember, students are one of the groups of people in America. Almost half of have at least one part-time job. In fact, of my students has three jobs. She is part-time sales clerk at a clothing store three a week, then works three evenings a week a pizza cook, and on weekends she does at a beauty salon. And she still manages have a high GPA and go to school -time.”
Textbook prices are traditionally high. Adding to that , many college instructors change textbooks year after year; either upgrade to a new edition or switch an entirely different textbook. This further hurts students if an instructor no longer uses a particular , that book has no resale value.
Dr. Jason to make life a little easier and a cheaper for his students by writing his own on public speaking. “Many books have an increased because of bells and whistles: CD-ROMs, lots of photographs, and lots of graphics. I talked to students, and many of them, like me, prefer keep things simple. So, during a sabbatical a years ago, I wrote my own textbook. I sure that it wasn’t long-winded. I called it Public Speaking: How To Be Brief, Concise, and the Point.
“Compared to most other public speaking , mine is half the number of pages, and -third the price. That is, $30 instead of $90. , it is published in a three-ring binder format. , when I wrote a second edition last year, only had to buy the 35 new pages delete 35 of the original pages. For only .00, they had upgraded to the new edition. I’ve great feedback from my students about this loose-leaf . Maybe the word will get out, and more and publishers will try it.”