Professor Richard Howells’ latest book is now available “FTIP” –publishing jargon for the First Time In Paperback.
An academic book usually comes out first only in hardback –with a hard price to match. But if it turns out to be a success, publishers may also consider a more affordable version in paperback.
That’s what’s happened here, with the paperback set at less than a third of the original hardback price, hopefully making it more available and widely read.
When it first came out in 2015, Howells’ monograph: A Critical Theory of Creativity: Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design was praised by Slavoj Žižek as: “brilliant and magisterial”, which probably did not do its paperback prospects any harm. For more information see: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137446169#aboutBook