I have one more sample essay to write--around seven hundred or so words--and it will be finished. It'll come skating in at just under 20,000 words--just about 65 pages, single spaced.
It has everything I want for my students, a few worksheets...and no fancy glossy photos, or fluff.
Printing it through CreateSpace would cost right around $4.15. I wouldn't charge more than $5 for it, were I to go that route.
As it is, it's going to be posted for free download for my students, so they don't have to pay more than printing costs for it--something around 32 pages, printed on both sides of the paper. So, with laser printers on campus at $.10 per printed page, call it about $3.20-$6.40, depending on how it's figured.
The cheapest Comp I textbook that I can find costs around $45. And it sucks for actually teaching from it.
That says some very bad things about the textbook agencies, and worse things about my colleagues that use these books, nationwide.
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