A while ago, I was notified by Amazon that hardcover versions are now available for my books – but that this was still in beta and I wasn’t supposed to mention anything.

KDP hardcover | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Now, hardcovers are officially here and Dave Chesson, aka Kindlepreneur, has published a helpful guide to show you how you can create a hardcover edition for any of your books.

The real question, of course, is how KDP hardcovers compare to IngramSpark or Lulu. Dave concludes that IngramSpark still has the edge, as far as quality goes, thanks to features that KDP lacks right now such as a dust jacket and expanded distribution.

However, KDP hardcovers are much simple to make, cheaper for the reader, and they don’t have an upfront fee as IngramSpark does.

So, I’m agreeing with Dave here that you should:

  • Stick with IngramSpark if you prefer quality, want expanded distribution options, and have already worked with them.
  • However, if you have a lot of books that need the hardcover treatment, or you’re exclusive to Amazon, you should try KDP hardcovers.

Find out more in Dave’s detailed guide.