Randall Munroe, the guy behind the online comic strip xkcd, will be releasing the strip in book form. He talks to NYT about the economics and logistics of publishing it.
The print xkcd book is not being published through a traditional company but rather by breadpig — which was created by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of the social-news Web site reddit. The site has sold high-concept merchandise like refrigerator magnets or T-shirts, but never a book. (Its profits go to the charity Room to Read.)