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 Can I buy Professor Gilbert Strang's books in India now ?
  •  ➔ India-specific editions of two book are available (not international editions) :
        'Introduction to Linear Algebra' (differs from International edition, see here)
        'Linear Algebra and Learning from Data' (same as International edition, see here) 
  •  ➔ Both books are hard cover, 6.8” x 9.25” size, printed on 80GSM white paper, around 1 kg
  •  ➔ Individuals can buy one copy of either or both books, click here
  •  ➔ Colleges and organizations, email a request to info@wellesleypublishers.com
  •  ➔ We do not have permissions to print any other books by Gilbert Strang
 Exactly what is different between Indian and International editions of these books ?
  •  ➔ 'Introduction to Linear Algebra' Indian and International editions are different
        Compare Table of Contents of both books, to find differences :
        India-specific book (what we sell) : www.wellesleypublishers.com/resources/ila_india_ToC.pdf
        International edition (not sold by us) : math.mit.edu/~gs/linearalgebra/linearalgebra5_TOC.pdf
  •  ➔ 'Linear Algebra and Learning from Data' content is the same, except for the Copyright page
 Who decides the content of the books
  •  ➔ The author decides on all topics, content, layout
  •  ➔ Wellesley Publishers only publishes to the author's specifications
 What role does Gilbert Strang play in Wellesley Publishers
  •  ➔ Prof. Strang is the author and intellectual property rights holder of these books
  •  ➔ Wellesley Publishers (India) operates separately from Wellesley-Cambridge Press (USA)
  •  ➔ The Indian entity has permission to print and distribute two books (see above) in India
  •  ➔ Prof. Strang is aware of all our operations, and consulted on all major decisions
 Are the books in color or black ?
  •  ➔ 'Introduction to Linear Algebra' originally was in color. Now all editions have gray shading
  •  ➔ 'Linear Algebra and Learning from Data' has always had gray shading
  •  ➔ Book specific websites contain select sections from the book (ILA sections are in color)
  •  ➔ Here are samples of typical pages of the Indian editions
 Are there any errors in the books ?
  •  ➔ Books of this complexity usually have typos and inconsistencies
  •  ➔ Book specific websites contain many resources, including errata (updated regularly)
  •  ➔ ILA Indian edition, last line on reverse of cover : 'Chapters 8-10' and single word 'algebra'
  •  ➔ If you spot a new error, email info@wellesleypublishers.com and we will inform the author
 Do you ship books internationally ?
 How do I pay for book purchases ?
  •  ➔ Payment is via National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT)
  •  ➔ Click the 'Buy' link on the top-right, for details
 Are low cost soft cover books available for students ?
  •  ➔ We have permission to print the books mentioned above only in hard cover
  •  ➔ Costs are reasonable, with better quality white thick paper and hard cover
  •  ➔ All intellectual property rights and print permissions & decisions reside with the author
 Do you sell damaged books (at lower cost), or accept returns, or give refunds ?
  •  ➔ We do not sell damaged books (to protect the author's reputation for quality)
  •  ➔ We do not accept returns, book(s) received damaged will be replaced at our cost
  •  ➔ We do not give refunds (unless we accept payment and cannot deliver)
  •  ➔ Ask questions, clarify doubts; ensure you want the book(s) before you order them
 My book(s) show damage, or pages are torn or there are print or binding issues
  •  ➔ Books may develop slight physical deformities or printing aberrations, during print-store-dispatch.
          This is normal, and acceptable
  •  ➔ If your book arrives with severe physical deformity, damage, torn pages binding problems etc.,
          email info@wellesleypublishers.com with photographs of damage within 7 days of receipt of book
  •  ➔ Our liability is limited to replacing and couriering a fresh book at our cost (we do not give refunds)
 Why don't you sell on Amazon or Flipkart ?
  •  ➔ Professor Strang's motivation for Indian operations was quality before cost
  •  ➔ Selling directly avoids gateway implementation and payment fees, Amazon/Flipkart commissions
 What is your privacy policy ?
  •  ➔ We maintain a copy of all emails sent to us
  •  ➔ We only contact you if you explicitly ask to be on our email list
  •  ➔ We do not store any user-related information on our website
 I wrote an email to info@wellesleypublishers.com, but got no response
  •  ➔ We usually reply within 24 hours, with rare exceptions
  •  ➔ If you do not get our reply within a day, check if our email is in your 'Junk' or 'Bulk' folder
  •  ➔ In an emergency, use this alternate email : wellesleypublishers@gmail.com
  •  ➔ WhatsApp 9920757059 : Messages only (no voice calls), we do not respond immediately