Air Awakens 2020 Editions FAQ 5 Year Anniversay
What’s different about the 2020 Five Year Anniversary Editions?
The primary content of the Air Awakens story hasn’t changed. These editions were run through a proofreader again to try and catch mistakes that slipped through early on in my career and make the books a more polished product. I’d venture a guess that most readers won’t notice the changes that were made… But I hope they’ll make for a better reading experience!
The other difference is that the paperbacks and hardcovers got re-formatted. Here’s what’s changed:
- New chapter header pages
- New title pages
- Consistency in front and back matter across all books
- New art underneath the dust jackets of the hardcovers
The covers (both hardcover and paperback) are the same. So if you end up with a “mixed set” of new editions and older editions you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference on the shelf.
Note: Because of the reformatting, the page counts have changed slightly. Again, the content hasn’t changed. Any page count difference is just a product of the new formatting.
Where can I get the 2020 Five Year Anniversary Editions?
You can get them anywhere books are sold! The files have been uploaded to the printer on August 7th, 2020. However, it might take a few weeks for retailers to work through their old stock before new copies are printing and shipping. If you want to make sure you’ll get a new paperback, I’d wait to order until the end of August 2020. If you want to make sure you’ll get a new hardcover, I’d give it until the end of September 2020.
You should be able to get the updated eBooks on your kindle without any additional purchase necessary.
I want to make sure I get a new edition, is there any way I (or you, Elise) can check with the retailer?
Unfortunately not… Due to how print on demand systems work, I don’t have insight into this information (nor would the people you could reach on the phone through support at the retailer). However, most retailers will only keep a handful of copies of print on demand books in their warehouses at a time. So hopefully they cycle through quickly!
Are these new editions only for a limited time?
No! If you order this year, or two years from now, you should get the new editions.
How do I know if I got the 2020 Five Year Anniversary Edition?
The copyright page will have a line that says “2020 Five Year Anniversary Edition.” Additionally, you can tell by the new formatting of the chapter headers. If it has art inspired by the book’s cover, it’s a new edition!
Will the new editions be available as a “boxed set?”
Due to how my books are printed, it is impossible for me to release the individual books as a box set in the “traditional sense” of what readers think a box set to be: Five individually bound books, in a cardboard sleeve, sold as a single product.
However, there is a forthcoming “omnibus” edition in Hardcover that will be all 5 books bound into one, single, large book.
The digital box set has already been updated with the new content.