What's the difference between a U.S. edition and international edition when you buy a college textbook?
This is the first question that I asked myself when I started my graduate class a year ago. Textbooks are notoriously expensive in this country, and the high tuition fees are not helping either. I started looking into the international edition and found that basically there was no difference except the design of the cover. Seriously, that's the only difference! The U.S. edition usually has a hard cover with a different design on it, while the international edition has a soft cover. I'm not sure if that much of the paper justifies doubling the price of a textbook when the internatonal edition can do the same job.
Students and potential students, don't be afraid to buy international edition! I have used many international editions so far and saved a lot of money. I have no answer to why the U.S. publishers want to charge students in the U.S. more money than those overseas, but I do know that you can ace the exam regardless you are using a U.S. edition or international edition!
Good luck to all your classes!