Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by 5 publishing companies that make books so expensive most students skip buying them

Textbook costs overall have risen 67% from 2008 to 2018 — some four year college students spend close to $500 a year on textbooks. Almost 80% of the textbook industry is dominated by five publishing companies — Pearson Education, Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Education, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  These companies do everything they can to keep their books expensive and prevent students from renting older versions.  

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