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Dear Professor Jones,
Hi, my name is John Smith. I am a Student at University of Knowledge. Thanks for taking a minute to read this – I know you are really busy.
I am writing to share with you a catalog of open textbooks, and a specific book that might be relevant for you: Sample Book by Author.
As you probably know, many textbooks cost nearly $200. Students like me are often spending around $1,000 per year on textbooks, and prices are currently rising at four times the rate of inflation annually. Combined with rising tuition and fees, textbook costs have become a serious barrier to learning. We often go without a textbook for a class, or try to share one book with many others. Frequently, we work more hours to pay for the textbook, which creates challenges balancing school and work.
I am writing to respectfully ask that you consider less expensive alternatives. In fact, there may be a low-cost, high-quality textbook available right now for a course you teach. While you are ultimately the judge of quality and fit of these textbooks to your courses, I just wanted you to know of the existence of a new option for your consideration.
As I mentioned above, you can review the catalog of open textbooks that may contain a book you could consider for one of your courses.
As I understand it, the books are written by leading authors, go through a lot of review, and are being used by thousands of professors already.
Thank you for listening, and for considering a less expensive alternative without sacrificing quality. It makes a big difference to a lot of people.
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