Paperbacks of recent english books.

I read a lot of english books and was excited to see Niel Stephensons new book :

Reamde at Amazon UK.

Niel Stephenson is know for books like Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle (Baroque Cycle 1) and The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer  (or via Amazon.de : Snow Crash
, Cryptonomicon, Quicksilver: Volume One of the Baroque Cycle: 1 (P.S.) and The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer ).

It is really annoying they only have a hardcover edition though. Hardcover is a reason for me not to buy a book. I live in the Netherlands and I can just as well buy from Amazon Germany and there they do have the paperback english version of Reamde.

The paperback version from Germany is more expensive (14.95 EUR)  than the hardcover from the UK (9.49 GBP  = 11.0352 EUR now). However, for the Dutch, Luxemburg and Belgian customers shipping is free for books from Amazon Germany so the net result is still a pretty good deal.

The paperback from BOL is, as usual, way more expensive (20.99 EUR !) and has a 1.95 EUR shipping fee.