There are hardcover editions too!

So, Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing has been offering on-demand paperback printing services for some time... but it appears that an on-demand hardcover printing service is now in beta. And I was invited into that beta. And so, there are now hardcover editions of all of my books!

Click through to each book's dedicated page for purchase links in hardcover (and paperback and ebook):

These editions are 15.8cm wide and 23.5cm tall, with varying thickness. Ra in particular is a beast in this format. The page counts are about the same as the paperback editions.

all four books in a stack

Once again, this demanded some extensions of the original cover artwork, because the cover now has to wrap around the edge of the book itself... bunch of nonsense, honestly.

all four books on my shelf

The first version of Ed in hardcover was a little comical - I misjudged the font sizes so it came out looking like a large print or children's book. Not to worry, that's all sorted now.

I should really get on with some new writing now, eh?

Discussion (14)

2021-06-25 17:00:37 by ebenezer:

Yes, you should! :D

2021-06-26 22:21:03 by Josh:

Awesome news. Also, nice to see The Quantum Thief on the shelf up there.

2021-06-26 22:26:09 by qntm:

Oh yeah you'd better believe I made sure the other books on my shelf reflected well on me for that photo ;)

2021-06-29 06:31:44 by ara:

Dammit, I already bought the paperback editions, but I'd much prefer hardcover. Decisions... BTW, I love the cover artwork!

2021-07-09 23:37:02 by sketchythoughts:

Woah that's some stunning cover art :D

2021-07-10 08:37:56 by alex:

Wow I’m so excited to read Ra and Fine structure on a real book! I remember reading both what must have been like 3 years ago. Reading the back of fine structure really reminded me of the Three body problem, did you take any inspiration from that?

2021-07-10 09:59:01 by qntm:

No, I finished writing Fine Structure four years before The Three-Body Problem was translated into English.

2021-07-16 10:37:50 by chis:

Hello friend, this might seem like an odd question but: how much of the money I'd pay Amazon for your books makes its way to you? I've been trying to avoid shopping at Amazon see, but I'm keen to buy your books to support your work.

2021-07-16 19:34:55 by qntm:

If you would like to support me, the best way to do it is to buy ebook editions. Cheaper for you, and significantly more money goes to me. In fact, ideally, buy them from Gumroad - better royalty percentage than Amazon or Google Play Books! From the paperbacks and hardcovers, I receive a minimal royalty. That's because they're (CURRENTLY) priced low, so that the maximum number of people who want physical editions can get them. This may change if I decide to alter prices but this is where it is right now.

2021-08-26 16:37:42 by Codex:

Right after I got the paperbacks. Oh well. On to order second copies!

2021-09-06 02:10:38 by Aezu:

Do you possibly know when/if hardcovers would be available in Canada? I'm debating ordering Antimeme Division from American amazon and getting it shipped to Canada because I much prefer hardcovers over softcovers, and it looks so good!

2021-09-06 10:06:13 by qntm:

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing's hardcover print-on-demand service is in beta currently, and the service is only available through a select few of Amazon's national storefronts: the US, the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. I imagine they're planning to bring it to Canada (and bring it out of beta) at some point, but you know as much as I do really. I wouldn't hold my breath.

2021-11-02 15:51:36 by pnz:

Seeing the print versions also give us a feel about the book's lenght, a good thing as some of my favorite authors have been known to sell short stories by full novel's prices...

2021-12-13 21:20:32 by Yalla:

I wish there was a way to directly support you. Got the paperback version of There is no Antimemetics Division and am enjoying it a lot. Well, ebooks it is then :)

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