The 7th edition of my trigonometry book carried a list price of approximately $320. Trigonometry is one book that turned out just they way I envisioned it. When it was published, I was proud of it. In the first few editions of the book, the price was reasonable. But now, it is embarrassing. If I was starting my career again, I don't think I would write that book, knowing that the price would be more than most students could afford. And I'm wondering about the new, enthusiastic instructors, that would like to write their own trigonometry book. Would they want to go to all that trouble knowing that the price would be unreasonably high? Are the major publishers eliminating the next generation of textbook authors because of the high prices they put on their books?