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Why do books come out in hardback first?

I just spent a week reading a hardcover book on the beach, and it was awful. Why can I only get new books in this bulky, rigid form?
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Deon Jast
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2020-07-23 20:54:58
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A few reasons. One, hardback books carry historic prestige, as they were the only way you could get a book until the 1930s, when inexpensive (and often pocket-sized) paperback books finally hit the market. The paperback format became incredibly popular, but they were inevitably perceived as somehow inferior, with lesser-anticipated titles even debuting as paperback exclusives and some reviewers only considering hardback releases.

That leads us to the second reason: Because of the built-in prestige, booksellers can sell new releases in hardback (which actually cost more to make) at a higher price and make a killing, making back any money they spent in the lead-up to publishing. Then, some time later, they can re-market the cheaper-to-make paperback version and make another killing.

Oh, another key reason: Hardbacks are big and easier to display prominently on bookstore shelves.
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2020-08-04 13:34:35
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Varies. Lots do come out in paperback first. Fictions very much so.

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The hardback is a mark of quality and a demonstration of intent on behalf of the publisher: it shows booksellers and reviewers that this is a book worth paying attention to. In fact some literary editors will still only review fiction (on first publication) if it's published in hardback.

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Yes. Yes, usually. A lot of books tend to come out in hardback first and then a year or so later they will come out in paperback and be considerably cheaper!

They are $17.99 each in hardback!

Someone looking for popular hardback books might look to borrow them at a library. One looking to purchase a hardback book might do so on Amazon or Chapters.

No, they can only be bought in hardback but all the rest are paperback.

There are many benefits of one having a hardback book. These books are more durable and the cover and pages won't bend after being read by an individual.

For every hardback book, there are nine paperback books.

A book that has a cover made out of cardboard, or leather, or cloth. Hardback (also called hardcover) books are sturdier than paperback books. Paperback books have covers made of thin cardboard and they tear easily.

Some are hardback because the book is new and more people would want to buy it so they make it more expensive when hardback. Paperback: because it's old and less people are interested.

well it takes 9-12 months for it to come out in paperback after hardback cums out. hardback came out in march. you do the math.

If you buy them all together then probably around ยฃ60.

It's $3.59 for Bargain Paperback, or $12.40 for Hardback.

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Hardback books can be considered the first books, not the first written records, but the first books. Printing was originally done by hand, by learned men, usually priests. Books took a very long time to create and were very expensive. To protect these valuable pages, a hard cover was placed over the paper, often being stitched to the paper (which was partially made of cloth). Hardback books are designed to last for years and to be a small status symbol, informing others you value literature. In contrast, paperback books were created to be cheap and light. The binding are glued instead of stitched. The idea was to bring reading to the masses. People could put the books in suit pockets, saddle bags and backpacks without adding additional weight. Some of the cheapest were "dime novels." Literally costing a dime, these books were made to be read, treated rough and thrown away when the pages fell apart. They were popular with travelers and men who did hard dirty work outdoors. Why are there hardback books? So they will last a long time.

It depends on which copy you have, which country it was published in, and whether it is hardback or paperback. All books are different.

The hardback release date is July 26, 2011.

yes, the difference between library binding and regular hardback books is that library binding not only glues the pages to the cover but also has the paper portion of a hardback cover. Usually the part with the more intricate designs is glued to the outside of the cover so it stays in place.

Books were mass produced in the paperback ("pocket book") format in 1935 by Penguin Books . These paperbacks could be mass produced on a greater scale than the hardback book .

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