As book lovers ourselves, we understand the love of hardcovers :) We’ve been really tempted to try to print these as hardcovers. Ultimately though, there are some logistical hurdles that have prevented us from doing so.
The foremost is cost - printing hardcovers is much more expensive than soft covers. Secondly, many of our backers have already stated a clear preference for soft covers. If we were to switch to hardcover, it would mean printing them all as hardcovers, since we can’t afford to have to separate print runs of the book. Then those who already backed and wanted softcover are being switched to a hardcover. In the end we decided it made sense to stay with softcover. But it also means that the volumes stay a matching set!
We have some more exciting projects in the works at Boneshaker Press and there will be some beautiful hardcover books in our future though!! :)