Michael LennieRichard HullThe reasons to welcome the arrival of e-textbooks are many, say a leading textbook authors’ representative and a literary agent with extensive experience in the field. Richard Hull, executive director of the Text & Academic Authors Assoc., and his TAA colleague, literary agent Michael Lennie, explain to Chris Kenneally why “Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense,” for authors, publishers, students, and of course, their parents who will appreciate the expected lower costs.

TAA Logo“Digital textbooks will eliminate the chronic complaints of students schlepping around multiple 900-page textbooks,” Hull and Lennie wrote in a Publishers Weekly column. “And authors and publishers have to be thrilled that electronic texts virtually eliminate the unfair and relentless competition from used-book sellers.”

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