paperback to hardcover

Zeek from the blog The Way I See It posted that book 4 of the Mercy Thompson series, Bone Crossed, is going to be hardcover!


You know, I'm a big fan of this series, but I don't like hardcover. I think the last fiction book I bought new in hardcover was back in 1996. If an author I really like comes out in hardcover I will wait a whole year or more to get the paperback. I will choose trade paperback over hardcover. I am not a fan of waiting, but I'll wait. If the series started out hardcover, i feel ok, it's my choice to wait till paperback since I prefer paperback. But when the series started out paperback and then went hardcover – so now I have all these paperbacks, and you want me to buy a hardcover mid-series? I can see how this benefits the writer and the publisher, like it's a big deal to get a hardcover rather than a paperback, and I think the author makes more royalties on hardcover and so if the author can keep writing it helps the reader. All good in theory, but on a personal level it doesn't really make me happy. I don't like buying hardcover.

I might have bought it if it was trade paperback. I might have bought it if it was the first book in a new series. But hardcover mid-series when I already own all the books in paperback …I'm probably going to have to get it at the library and buy it when it comes out in paperback. But I feel disappointed I have to wait.

Other people complaining about this hardback issue.

The flip side of the coin. And a debate.


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5 thoughts on “paperback to hardcover

  1. I just started reading this series and already have the first three books. I really hate it when they start publishing books in hardcover when all my copies are in paperback, I hardly ever purchase a hardcover, unless it's something I have to read right away, most of the time I just wait for the paperback version.

  2. I don't know where my head is lately, I received a postcard thanking me for a book I sent through BookMooch, the user also has a blog and I don't know why I commented here. Sorry! :-PI'm really picky about my books, if they are keepers I usually like them to be all the same. I know this is good for the author but I wanted to read the book as soon as it came out and now I'll have wait! Sniff!

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