Both books see the light of life via Mongoose’s imprint Flaming Cobra. Flaming Cobra is there to support PDF publishing efforts and indy RPGs. Roll back 10 years and you’ll find gamers surprised to discover Earthdawn being published by a British imprint/indy line.
The player’s companion is a 184-paged hardback for £20. It isn’t the main Player’s Guide but an expansion on it and includes rules for taking characters from the 12th to 15th Circle in their Disciplines as well as the usual new spells, etc.
On a similar note, the Earthdawn Gamemaster Companion is 184-pages of hardback book for £20 and it extends the Gamemaster Guide supplement. It offers more setting materials, dragons, Horrors and things to scare players with.