Author Topic: KDP beta testing hardcovers  (Read 310 times)

Mark Gardner

KDP beta testing hardcovers
« on: May 21, 2021, 11:31:22 PM »
blah blah, secret secret.

They're only offering case laminate. A 300pg 6x9 with B&W interior is south of $10--two bucks better than LSI/IS.
 

JackT

Re: KDP beta testing hardcovers
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 12:03:28 AM »
When I first saw the email, I had hoped it would be for bookstore quality paperbacks. That would be much more useful.

I'm already doing hardbacks elsewhere, so I didn't bother to sign up. If the price is better, though, it could be worth doing.
 

Mark Gardner

Re: KDP beta testing hardcovers
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 02:27:35 AM »
Here are the reasons I think as long as the quality is as good, KDP might be better:

1> lower per-unit price at from KDP.
2> better shipping rates with tracking.
3> no "handling" or "processing" fees.
4> no setup fee (although I've never actually paid this via coupons).
5> If KDP offers an ISBN, that could be a major plus as well.
 

RPatton

Re: KDP beta testing hardcovers
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 02:53:49 AM »
When I first saw the email, I had hoped it would be for bookstore quality paperbacks. That would be much more useful.

I'm already doing hardbacks elsewhere, so I didn't bother to sign up. If the price is better, though, it could be worth doing.

I opted out because of case laminate. I want the dust cover for hardbacks. However, for some genres I think a laminate could work well.