Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in News |

Print on Demand

We know that many students enjoy having a printed copy of their textbook, so we are pleased to announce our print on demand service for open textbooks.

Students and faculty using open textbooks from the BC Open Textbook collection can now order low cost printed versions of the textbooks via our print on demand partner Document Solutions at Simon Fraser University.

How to order

To order a print copy of the textbook, go to the textbook page in the BC Open Textbook collection. In the available formats you will see a button and a link that says “Buy a print copy”. Here is an example from the Database Design book in our collection.

Buy Print Copy

Clicking this link will take you to the book order site at SFU.

 

SFU

From here, choose whether you wish to purchase a colour or black and white version of the textbook in the “Choose an option” dropdown. From there, follow the prompts to fulfill your book order. The book will be shipped directly to you.

Costs

We have made every effort to keep the costs of the printed version of the textbook low (and remember, the digital versions are always free).

The cost of the printed versions of the textbooks is variable and depends on a number of factors, including the number of pages that the textbook has, and whether you choose a colour or black and white printed copy.

Most textbooks are available for under $30 for a printed copy, and shipping is between  $5-$10 depending on how quickly you wish to have the book delivered.

Here are the approximate costs for each textbook (as of November, 2013). Note that these are estimates and the actual price may be higher or lower when you checkout.

Title Page# B/W Pages Color Pages Total_Color Total-BW
Calculus 318 296 22 $12.83 $11.29
Collaborative Statistics 720 679 41 $26.22 $23.35
Organic Chemistry 409 187 222 $29.56 $14.02
Intro to Statistics 684 24 660 $68.47 $22.27
Intro to Sociology 509 33 476 $50.34 $17.02
Mastering Strategic Management 338 0 338 $35.55 $11.89
Principals of Social Pyschology 719 0 719 $73.65 $23.32
Research Methods in Psychology 377 0 377 $39.45 $13.06
Anatomy and Physiology 1335 155 1180 $124.40 $41.80
Communication Theory 127 126 1 $5.63 $5.56
Database Design 86 52 34 $6.71 $4.33
forall x: An Introduction to Logic 160 160 0 $6.55 $6.55
Information Systems 251 0 251 $26.85 $9.28
Introduction to Financial Accounting 551 247 304 $39.56 $18.28
Modern Philosophy 248 93 155 $20.04 $9.19
Presentation Software 122 53 69 $10.24 $5.41
Project Management 179 117 62 $11.46 $7.12
Biology 1507 75 1432 $147.20 $46.96
College Algebra 719 248 471 $56.29 $23.32
College Physics 1270 21 1249 $127.07 $39.85
Introduction to Psychology 860 375 485 $61.50 $27.55
Introductory Chemistry 955 44 911 $94.17 $30.40
Liberte 608 528 80 $25.59 $19.99
Macroeconomics Theory through Applications 494 24 470 $49.47 $16.57
Open Data Structures 334 35 299 $32.70 $11.77
Principles of Marketing 542 0 542 $55.95 $18.01
Principles of Microeconomics 1128 158 970 $103.49 $35.59
Writing for Success 612 0 612 $62.95 $20.11