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4 Higher education publishers team up to fight counterfeit textbooks

Stop Counterfeit TextbooksIn an effort to fight counterfeit textbooks, four higher education publishers, Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson, have teamed up to create a website called Stop Counterfeit Textbooks.

The site includes information on how to avoid counterfeit textbooks, how to identify a counterfeit textbook, and what to do if your textbook is counterfeit. The website states: “Counterfeit textbooks are a substantial problem in the educational marketplace, burdening students with inferior products; exposing distributors to legal liability and unsaleable inventory; and depriving authors and publishers of the funds necessary to reinvest in new educational content.”

The site also includes anti-counterfeit best practices that textbook distributors are encouraged to adopt, how to identify a book’s print run, a quiz called, “Can You Spot the Counterfeit?”, and ways you can take action against textbook counterfeiters.

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Major Educational Content Providers and Distributors Join Together to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

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