International Editions Textbooks FAQs
What are International Edition textbooks?
Textbook publishers sell their books worldwide and often price them based on book prices and economic conditions of the destination countries. These textbooks sold abroad are referred to "International Editions" or "Low price editions". The International Edition may not include the accompanying CDs, charts or DVDs. Most importantly, the price is significantly cheaper!
The publishers of International Editions generally do not authorize the sale and distribution of International Editions in the United States and Canada and such sale or distribution may violate the copyrights and trademarks of the publishers of such works.
How are International Editions identified?
Generally, the textbook will state "International Edition" or "Low price edition" on the cover or included with the publication information inside.
To make finding textbooks easier, and to show your purchasing options, booksellers must clearly state that the copy they are offering is an International edition.
Booksellers offering international editions on AbeBooks must adhere to publishers copyright restrictions.
How can I tell which textbooks on the AbeBooks site are International Editions?
Booksellers are required to state in the books description, that the textbook is an International Edition. Also, to make them easier to spot in search results, we've flagged them with an "International Edition" icon.