[Athen] [ATHEN] Battling pricy textbooks with open-source texts, social media

Kelmer, Susan M. SKelmer at stlcc.edu
Wed Aug 20 09:24:41 PDT 2008

As a published author, I can attest to the fact that sometimes, just
knowing people are reading your things and learning from them (or
enjoying them in the case of fiction) is enough. I have made no money
on my published work, but that's fine with me. Textbook writers are
rarely making a living on their published work either; the author
receives a very very tiny piece of the pie when it comes to sales, in
the end. That is, unless you are Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling, but
even those had to start somewhere, and did not make money on their first

Susan Kelmer
Adaptive Technology Specialist/
Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms
St. Louis Community College - Meramec

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