They say that the internet is killing the book industry, but one area that it is certainly not being overrun is in the educational books department. Every year millions of students around the world purchase educational books to help assist them on their school, college, university or master degree courses.
What has always staggered me is the cost of these books. Firstly when you go into the bookstore they are not easy to find, but when you do finally manage to track them down these educational books are often twice or three times the price of a regular autobiography and up to six times as much as a short novel. So why are these books so expensive?
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they don’t expect to sell to many so they increase the price to make a decent profit off of them. The bestselling novels authors can expect sales up to 30 million copies, Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons sold 39 million copies to date and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that 5 pounds a book, even with the publishing fees and agents he has made a healthy profit.
So why can you purchase a interesting story from Dan Brown for about 5, pounds but when it comes to purchasing educational books it could cost you up to 40 pounds? I honestly have no answer to this question but I do know of a way that you could obtain them cheaper.
The internet is a wonderful resource and if used correctly it can provide you with substantial benefits, for example if you search on eBay for the educational books you would probably find someone who has completed the course that you are currently taken and has the book for sale. More often than not you will be spoilt for choice.
Education is the cornerstone of a well rounded individual and they say that we learn something new every day. If you think about it this is very true. There is probably not one day of your life that goes by where you don’t learn a new piece of information that wasn’t in your possession at the start of the day. A wise man once said that the day we stop learning is the day we die.