It’s been a long time coming, as Amazon has finally added hardcover books as an option for self-publishers using their platform.
From their email:
In addition to eBook and paperback, KDP now offers hardcover publishing! With our new case laminate hardcover option for books between 75–550 pages, you can:
- Reach more readers. Feature your hardcover alongside your eBooks and paperbacks and let readers choose their preferred format.
- Earn royalties. Continue to earn 60% royalties on hardcover as you do with paperback. There will be an adjusted printing cost for hardcover.
- Publish your hardcover books your way. Choose from two cover finishes, three interior types, and five trim sizes. Enter your book’s trim size, page count, ink and paper selections, and our new cover calculator and template generator tool will provide you with a custom cover template, sized to your book’s specifications.