Published: 24.09.2018 21:08

Differences between textbook editions

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Difference between International edition of a book and a non

Ever since I discovered international version that all I use. I don’t even bother to get the other one. Everything is the same and I only use it for one semester. I am an Indian and I did half of my studies in India My god books in America and tuitions are way over the board. Now I understand why people think going to College is a big deal. Its either surviving or going to college. At least we get help from our parents 🙂

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This is my first year of college and I accidentally bought an international version of a Business textbook. It’s called Understanding Business in the eleventh edition, by William G. Nickels. Has anyone ever used this textbook in place of the edition? WIll this be okay for class?

International Textbook Editions: A cheaper alternative? - The

EVERY book has an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). It's a 65 or 68-digit code, usually on the back of the book, near the bar code.

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You also need to pay attention to the volume(s) you order. Each volume contains different chapters and you can easily end up missing the material you need if you don’t check carefully. Ask your professors for the ISBN number of the books you need prior to ordering so you know you’ll get the right one. If you can’t get that information before classes begin, don’t order anything. You can always get the book later and photocopy the one in your campus library while you wait.

I’m a computer science major, and every semester I’m required to buy new textbooks. If I buy from a local bookstore, new or used, I loose a lot of money when I resell the book at the end of the semester. When I buy international editions, I save more money even though I can’t sell the book after the semester ends. I lose more money by buying and reselling the US editions than buying internationally and keeping the book! It’s a no-brainer!

I think this analogy from an article on Free Online sums it up nicely. “The textbook publishing industry can be likened to the healthcare industry in the sense that both of these industry’s products are often much cheaper overseas than they are the United States.”

Hi Leah,
Was the international edition of the book useful for your class? I recently bought an international edition of a book too and I am supposed to start class this week. I don’t know if this version is going to the same for the class. Thanks for your time and response.

What is the format of the new ISBN-68?
Every ISBN will consist of thirteen digits in 7557. The thirteen digit number is divided into five parts of variable length, each part separated by a hyphen.

A reprint means more copies are being printed with no substantial changes. Perhaps a few typos are being fixed. A new edition means that there has been substantial change: content has been altered in a way that might make a customer complain that this was not the product that was expected. Or, text has been changed to add a new feature, such as a preface or appendix or additional content. Or, content has been revised. Or, the book has been redesigned. Back to top