I really wish that Amazon had a button I could click that said "Notify me when a softcover edition of this book is available" or, better yet, "1-Click order the softcover edition of this book even though it doesn't yet exist."

As it is now, I have to put this book on my wishlist and hope that I remember I was waiting for a softcover edition before I decide I'm no longer interested in getting it.

Or maybe this feature exists and I've missed it. Anyone know?

Posted by jzawodn at January 05, 2004 03:35 PM

Reader Comments
# Eric Hancock said:

Funny -- I'm always annoyed that I have to poke around to find the hardcover version.

on January 5, 2004 07:01 PM
# Joe said:

Nope, don't know either. But I dove into learning Amazon's web services a couple days ago. ALL companies should offer such coolness.

on January 5, 2004 07:18 PM
# Martin Jansen said:

What is the reason for you being keen on softcover versions? Is it the lower price? The smoother handling of softcover books?

on January 6, 2004 02:39 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

They're just easier to handle.

on January 6, 2004 08:05 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:


Actually, on Amazon, the hardcovers are usually cheaper -- if you're willing to buy used copies.

I would suspect it's because the hardcover version is often published first and, thus, there are more people who've already read it and now want to sell their copy.

on January 6, 2004 11:43 AM
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