Riverhead Books Releases the First 3D printed Cover

Riverhead Books, today, released a signed, limited edition of Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea. It comes in a 3D printed slip-case and can be purchased for $150 (US) through a variety of retailers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Powell's.

B&N is listing the price below $120.

Amazon lists fluctuating prices ($90 - $175), depending on the seller. They also give the shipping turn-around time as 1-2 months, so they may've been promised a subsequent printing.

According to an article on the Time Website, each cover takes about 15 hours to print. The article further states that "[t]he finished design was made for a special-edition run of 200 signed copies for sale—a number partially decided by how many could physically be printed in time for the shelf date."

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