At the beginning of every term I remember why I hate publishers so much. This term I had to buy only two books so far. They are both about 16cm by 23cm and have a thickness of 2cm. They are both soft cover. Small books like these should not cost very much to produce. But to buy these set me back a WHOPPING $275. ON TWO SMALL SOFT COVER BOOKS. It is such a f---ing rip-off. They can charge whatever they please because they know that students need to buy these books. F--- publishers. The funny part is that my professor actually wrote one of the books, and the publisher won't let him distribute copies to his own students at a cheaper price... augh!