First Edition Points and Criteria for The Martian

Year Published: 2014
Author Last Name: Weir
Author First Name: Andy
Publisher: Crown
Original Price: $24.00
Pages: 369

The Martian was originally self-published under the author's own name in 2011 as installments online. The author was publishing his book one chapter at a time for free until people started telling him that they wanted the whole book. He then sold a Kindle version of the novel for 99 cents. Crown Publishing purchased the print rights and in 2014 re-published the novel for the first time as a bound book. Below are the first edition criteria for that book.

First Edition is stated on the copyright page below a full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Boards are solid black with white lettering along the spine. Front of dust jacket features only the title, author name, and the words "a novel". Back of dust jacket has seven reviews.

Picture of the 2014 first edition dust jacket for The Martian.
Picture of the 2014 first edition dust jacket for The Martian.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Martian.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Martian.

Picture of dust jacket where original $24.00 price is found for The Martian.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.00 price is found for The Martian.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Martian.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Martian.

Picture of the first edition Crown boards for The Martian.
Picture of the first edition Crown boards for The Martian.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Martian.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Martian.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Martian.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Martian.

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