I did a search and I'm surprised no one has raised this topic yet. http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/11/technology/apple-doj-ebooks/index.htm http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/06/23/apple_e_book_price_fixing_trial_set_for_2013 Apple was found guilty of fixing the prices of e-books with several publishers. Honestly, anyone could have seen that, when an e-book cost basically the same, sometimes more, than the paper book. It doesn't bother me too much because I never used e-books, and they always appeared ridiculously expensive to me. OPINION:I hope something will be done about publishers of textbooks. Paying $50 or $100 for a poorly made book, surely the publishers are making ridiculous profits. All I could find about Pearson, "the world's leading learning company" (in the link below), is that in 2010 operating profit were up 12%, and the "adjusted" operating profit was GB£691m. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/...obal-publishing-leaders-2012-pearson-plc.html Of course this is a different matter altogether. There's probably no price-fixing, just ridiculous mark-ups, and we the sad consumers are simply forced to fork out.