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posted by David Friedman @ 12:10 AM
Looks beautiful and very appropriate =)
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Great cover! Also it is good that you've replaced the description on Amazon, it seems more appropriate (even though less bombastic, which is good actually).I just regret that it is only a paperback and not a hardcover (at least from what Amazon says).
It is only a paperback. I produced it using Createspace, Amazon's POD subsidiary, because my agent and the publisher of the previous edition were unable to reach an agreement on terms (she wanted to license the print rights to them, they wanted to have all rights). As best I can tell, Createspace doesn't do hardcovers.
And, happily, very reasonably priced!
I see, well too bad for me I guess. Is there any chance a hardcover is going to come in the forseeable future? I would like to buy a copy mostly to occasionally lend friends whose opinion on the book could be interesting. But paperback books tend to wear and tear (quite literally) rather fast.
I did a little poking around the CreateSpace site for information on hardcovers. It looks as though there has sometimes been a hardcover option, but it required a setup fee and the only distribution mechanism was sales directly to the author. I've emailed them to see if that's still the situation.If it is, I probably won't do it, unless some distributor is interested in my getting a significant number of copies for them to sell.
It is interesting that apparently paperback books are more popular. I understand that they are cheaper than the hardcover, but kindle e-books are cheaper still and more convenient in most ways. I would think that today people buy analogue books as collectibles rather than anything else (I buy books I really like like as hardcovers and the rest as kindles only) and so that they have to pay 5 or so dollars extra should not matter in this case since you're getting a "better" collectible for that. But apparently I would probably be wrong. Maybe more people still stick mostly to physical books for "everyday reading" than I though.But anyway, thanks for the inquiry to the publisher.
Gratz! Good to see this awesome and inexorably logical intellectual tour de force getting another round of exposure - and the cover is good, says it all at a glance.
Yes, good cover. It's attractive and it conveys the ideas of freedom and machinery.I don't think the machinery depicted would actually work, which is a pity, but not a major problem.
David, congrats. I am going to order several copies. Thanks for making a third edition.
Do you have an ad somewhere for why it's worth buying the 3rd edition if you already have the second? We're probably your main market...
Eric:The third edition has two new sections, totaling just under a hundred pages. One is intended as deeper thinking on ideas in the previous editions, the other as new material.
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