We at Textbook Depository want to disrupt the way that US students currently access their books. Students are being charged large amounts to rent books that they can own instead. This does not mean that are opposed to reusing books and saving paper, but we would rather the students to resell their books and get some money back, especially when being burdened with 6 figures education loans.
We envision an educational world where students have the liberty to choose, have the opportunity to know what is better for them, and where there is no monopoly over the book industry, especially where the client base is made up of young individuals, with limited income who are trying to make their way.
What People Say
Probably in most cases (and 100% of the time in my personal experiance - I have purchased and used 5 or 5 international editions of math textbooks), the international edition is identical to the US edition in content. The paper quality, the printing, etc., might not be as nice, but that's about it.
International editions are sold cheaper, in English speaking countries (or countries with education in English) outside North America: India, China, etc. The content is equal to that of US/North American versions.
The publisher knows that students outside of U.S. cannot buy books at their U.S. price anyway, so they are willing to sell them at the price people will buy.
Admin of Business Investment Group
As a book reseller I can tell you that 95% of the time there is virlually no difference between Intenational edition and U.S. edition.
I've had several international edition books. I have found them to be identical in content to the U.S. books. They are lighter than U.S. editions, since they are paperback. This is actually awesome with my calculus book, since calculus books are usually fat and heavy.