Originally Posted by taustin
In this case, these are college level texts, and they are not in any way mandatory. Since a lot of professors either use textbooks they wrote or get some kind of cut (you think the book stores won't cut them in when facing no income themselves otherwise?), this will be another boondoggle.
I'd rather imagine it would be a point colleges could compete with. If I could choose between going to a place with up to date standard text books for next to nothing or a place where there's $120 texts books written by local professors that are not used anywhere else it would be a rather good argument for going to the first place.