Friday, January 14, 2005

Low Price Edition of Pearson Education India

I was told by a book seller that the Low Priced Edition for sale only in the Indian subcontinent has made it's way back to the United States and other nations. That is a very bad thing to happen.

To give you an idea of the cost difference, lets take the example of

"The C Programming Language" by Kernighan and Ritchie.
The Indian edition costs Rs 95 (close to $2)
The American edition costs from $42

"The design of the Unix Operating System" by Maurice J Bach
The Indian edition costs Rs 195 (close to $4)
The American edition costs from $74

The pearson education web-site was brought down for a while and now all editions are going to be edited (chapters removed/added) and no Indian edition will be available for atleast one year after the original publication

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