What is the meaning of Publishers Edition?

Although it is technically just a way to name an edition of a book, "Publisher's Edition" might imply that the book contains material that the author did not originally intend to be included, or it might suggest that the publishers have created an abridged (or edited) version of the original text. ANSWER Allowing that experience with terms in the book industry varies. "publisher's edition" usually refers to an edition that is not printed for and distributed by a book club -- a so-called "bookclub edition." The designation is important because bookclub editions are rarely collectible. Thus, a used-book offering will specify "publisher's edition" to justify a higher price than could be commanded for the same book in a "bookclub edition."