Our team at Boundless recently had the pleasure of welcoming Healy Jones as our new VP of Marketing. Healy joins us from OfficeDrop where he was previously VP of Marketing. He talked with BostInno about the move and how he plans to get Boundless free textbooks to more students.
Before I took the job I spoke with some college students. Students are getting totally taken advantage of by the traditional textbook publishers – and everybody knows it. The Internet has changed pretty much any and all content industries, but somehow textbooks have resisted the change. But that can’t go on forever, big companies can’t keep raking students over the coals forever. Change is going to happen, and at Boundless I’ve got a chance to be part of that.
Students are ready for a change! At Tufts, the student newspaper wrote a story about Boundless and our free textbooks. The newspaper wrote,
The company officially launched in 2011 in Boston area schools including Babson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. It has since spread to over 2,000 colleges across the country reaching as far as the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida.
In Florida, students are also expressing their frustrations about the high prices of textbooks. Carlos Hernandez, a Boundless Campus Marketing Manager, wrote in Temple Terrace Patch,
Remember that semester when you paid over $1,000 for textbooks, only to find out four months later that they were all worthless when you tried to sell them back to your local campus bookstore?
Yep, we remember that all too well. Instead, join the students at more than 2,000 colleges across the country ditching their expensive books and getting free textbooks from Boundless!