A few weeks ago while signing into KDP, a new feature caught my eye: hard cover books in beta testing. Finally. I’ve been waiting for this for a few years. If you publish your books through KDP, you now have three options to choose from: eBook, paperback and hard cover.
While many still create their books only as eBooks, they should reconsider physical books because that’s the only way some people still read. I’m one of them.
Giving a reader options, possibly one other writers don’t provide, may result in a sale.
The loveliness of hard cover is it’s a special format, reserved for highly thought of books. Readers dedicated to an author keep these hard cover books around for years, proudly displaying them on their bookshelf. Personally, I’d like to have hard cover copies of all my books to put on my shelf just to have them.
Another reason I love physical copies of my own books is that it doesn’t matter what the future brings, whether technology changes or goes away completely, anyone who can read English will be able to pick up my book and read it regardless if they have access to power or the Internet.
What about you? Will you create a hard cover version of your book?