Don't be confused by the name. This is the previously promised "Author's Edition." The publishing company decided that "Special Edition" would sell better. At this time, we haven't heard if there will be a hardback edition. If you'd really like to see a hardback edition, you can ask about it here. That's where it matters.
James has set aside a few to be signed and sold on the eBay store. I'll let you know when they go up.