I have a big announcement but it’s just the first step!
I did do hardcover print editions!
BUT I’ve only done the first book in each series so far. And I had intended for those to be the only books I did for hardcover editions. I was thinking they could be a collector’s item. Not everyone can afford to buy every book but if they had space on the shelf, they could get the first book of their favorite series. It was an idea.
Then I got my hands on these babies. I want all of them and because I want all of them, I shall make all of them!
A couple of things before you get excited, though.
1. This might not happen quickly. I am hoping to have all of Kaliya in hardcover by her next release. That’s 4 more books to do and 1-2 hardback cover files can take me an entire day. Jacky will take even longer. Hopefully, starting in Dec, you’ll be able to get the first 3 and be able to get all of them in hardcover by the end of January or February. Or it could take even longer than that.
2. They will be expensive. They’re hardcovers over 300 pages long in most cases (the page lengths of the hard covers are a little smaller than the paperbacks, because it is a 6×9 trim size instead of a 5×8. See the comparison image below). They will be over $20 USD a pop. Other regions will find them even more expensive. Please do not immediately comment “why are they so expensive?”. Books are expensive to print, hardcovers moreso than paperbacks, and I have to have them at certain price points to account for charges and other cuts the printer and distributor take. If they are out of your price range, we’ll go to the next point!
3. I will still release paperbacks on the same/closest I can to ebooks! The hardcovers are not replacing them! I am not traditionally published which means I can release different editions whenever I want, and there’s no wait time for you! YAY! (there’s a surprising amount of my readers who don’t know I’m self-published which is an honor but also leads to some misconceptions)
4. Now, not every book cover in the Jacky Leon or Kaliya Sahni series will go to the hardcover editions. A couple of them will get remade because I’ve been side eyeing them for a little while, wanting to change them. Not all of them, just a couple. (And this change will go across all of the editions of those particular books). I do my own covers and as I get better, I look at my older work and go “oh man, I could have done this like this and that…”. I’m not overly attached to specific covers I’ve made.
Now go enjoy some pictures (I’m not a photographer)! Have a wonderful day! I’m going to be giving away a set of ALL THREE in a Facebook party later: find the Facebook group The Social Butterfly Party Room. I’m there’s to celebrate Karpov Kinrade’s new release!