Paperback vs. Hardcover

I've been wanting to start my SW books collection for months now. But I never decided on buying them on PB or Hardcover. Hardcovers look great, for a collection it would be preferable, but the price is too high for me. A new one costs from $20 to $30, besides I'm from Mexico and it's harder to get them at a good price in English. Paperback are way cheaper, but they are considerably smaller and I don't know if the sizes vary from book to book. Does Paperback look good on the shelf?

Please and Thank You!!:)

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Hardcover vs paperback??

I was wondering if anybody has heard or read anything about Rhythm of War having a paperback release at some point? I’m not a big fan of reading hardcovers and have always preferred paperbacks. Thanks ahead of time for any information! :)

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Paperback vs Hardcover Star Wars Novels

Hey everyone, hope this is the best place to ask this question. I just finished the Aftermath Trilogy and am about to order the first Thrawn novel.

When I was going through Aftermath, I bought a hardcover which is my preference, but ended up buying a paperback of Life Debt when I saw the hardcovers were weirdly expensive for that one.

I'm trying to get ahead of the eventual frustration with my book shelf being inconsistent. Is there a general rule to the way these books are published in the sense that hardcover is printed less over time? For example is there a reason Life Debt hardcover is so expensive online? Should I give up now on having all of them in the same format?

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Way of Kings hardcover vs paperback?

I’ve listened to all 3 books on audio, but I would like to purchase the first as a gift for my cousin. He says it doesn’t matter to him if it’s paperback or hard cover but I was wondering if the hardcover comes with an added bonus, like artwork that isn’t available on paperback.

I should add that Way of Kings HC is out of stock until next week whereas the the paperback version can get there tomorrow. Also the first 3 can come in a set (PB) for only 28$

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Paperbacks vs Hardcovers

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world who prefers paperbacks over hardcovers, and was wondering if anyone else ever felt this way?

I get lots of people in the YA community prefer hardcovers due to first editions, limited editions, and the like, but I honestly find them incredibly cumbersome, heavy, and bulky, and the extra expense just isn't worth it to me in the long run.

It also frustrates me to no end when I have to wait a year or more to get a paperback copy of a book I've been waiting to read, and honestly wish publishers would put out both types upon publication.

It's a struggle. Please tell me I'm not alone.

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"Art of Bioshock Infinite" hardcover vs LootCrate paperback version

Anyone know if these are the same book? I can't find any page count info for the paperback version online. I know the hardcover had 184 pages though. Just trying to figure out if the binding is the only difference.

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Ultimate Collection books - hardcover vs paperback

Are the paperback editions the same size (dimensions) as the hardcovers? Unfortunately I've not been able to find any information or photos comparing the two. Are there any differences to be aware of?

Also, have the rest of the Mirage era comics (main series and Tales Of) ever been reprinted in their original black and white?

Thanks!

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Paperback vs hardcover?

Ok. I have six paperback novels and two hardcover, but i can't decide which to collect. What do you thing?

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All in one Trilogy - Hardcover VS Three book set - Paperback

During my second playthrough of the series, I decided to buy the books and read them thoroughly to enjoy the series to its fullest extent. So, my fellow survivors, should I buy it as a set or just buy it as a one trilogy book? I just wanted to hear some opinions and your personal preferences on the issue.

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Thoughts on Paperback vs Hardcover ?

what are some of you guys' opinions on either one of these styles of covers ?

I personally prefer paperback when I just start an issue, but if I've already read it and I'm just buying for collection, I prefer hardcover.

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Hardcover VS Paperback

Hi.

Since polls are now possible to make, let's make one to discuss which of hardcover and paperback we prefer.

Personally, I'm all for hardcovers, and try to avoid paperbacks as much as possible (I'll accept some exceptions). My first reason may be that I live in a country in which hardcovers are more popular, and outside manga paperback almost don't exist. But it's not just that I'm used to it.

I really like nice looking objects, and the "book object" is one of the things I like from comics. I like when it's heavy, when I can feel the quality of the paper, I like the hardness of the book (and I don't like soft twistable paperbacks which feel like snakes in my hands), and I like having comics looking good in a bookshelf.

There are some drawbacks, like transportation being more complicated, but paperback comics really make me feel like they are made to be read once and then thrown away.

I encourage you to vote and express yourself on which one you prefer.

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Watchmen hardcover (left) vs paperback (right). Preferences?
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Looking for help... what does β€œhardcover vs paperback” mean...?

Buddy of mine hooked up with this girl last weekend, and when our group went out last night, I overheard her and another girl talking, and the other girl asked the hookup girl at one point β€œpaperback or hardcover” while they were looking at him.

New lingo? Looked it up, but no clarity. Any idea of what this means?

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Paperback vs hardcover?

I wrote a children's book and am in the final stages of completing the illistations, and need to decide if I want it published on paperback or hardcover. What is your vote?!

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WoT: trade paperback vs hardcover

I've been planning on reading the Wheel of Time for a while now, but I'm not sure if I should get the trade paperback editions or the hardcover editions. This is may seem like a weird thing to worry too much about but there are pros and cons to getting either.

Paperback will be a lot easier to carry around and the covers look a lot nicer, however I don't know if these versions include maps and the glossaries like the hardcovers do, which would be a turn off for a series like this. And New Spring doesn't come out until August.

Hardcover is a lot more durable and looks nicer, there's a guarantee that there's maps and glossaries and my friend actually got me Gathering Storm a while back, so that's one less book to get. However, the hardcovers would be a pain to carry around and those covers... And I would be able to get New Spring quickly and not wait 6 months.

I know this is kinda a weird post, but I like to have the same editions of all my books because that's how they look best to my eye. Money is not an issue here, I just want an input on the 2012 trade paperback or hardcover.

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A question about Hardcover vs. Paperback

So I'm trying to buy more of the canon novels and I want consistency with all my books; So either all hardcover or all paperback. At first, I wanted to go all hardcover but then I saw that not all of them are available anymore and are super expensive now like Tarkin or Bloodline. A different example is that you can have all of the Aftermath trilogy in Hardcover except Life Debt, the second one. That's annoying! So I decided to just buy them all in paperback. It may look less good on a shelf (in my opinion), but at least I would save a bunch of money. So then I was looking at some of the books online only to find out that some of the new ones are only available in hardcover. What! I really want to read Master and Apprentice next but it's only available in hardcover!? Am I misinformed or is there a way to have all paperback or all hardcover (without spending hundreds for one book). Plus, it looks like they're not even all the same size anyways one way or the other. I just want a neat and organized collection on my shelf. All answers or comments are appreciated.

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LN hardcover vs paperback?

My biggest question is do they have different art inside or are they the same other than the front cover? Anything else I should consider?

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Paperback vs Hardcover

I read somewhere that hardcover books have a longer life. Although to me it seems the spine will break easily in those hardcovers if there are a lot of pages. For a good book that I want to keep for a long time which one is better in terms of both reading and storing?

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Hardcover vs. Trade Paperback

Personally, I prefer hardcovers. They're just sturdier, and I like to read my comics on a table, not holding them, so it makes them more stable because of the heavier cover. They both have longevity, obviously, (I have some paperbacks that my dad gave me, like Knightfall Trilogy and Hush, Civil War, stuff like that and they were heavily read and still are doing great) but the feel of hardcover is also more substantial imo. Which do you guys prefer?

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Cooper Hardcover vs Paperback

Hi all,

I’m curious if anyone has any insight as to the differences or similarities in these Cooper texts. I’m seeing on amazon prime that the paperback is significantly cheaper and I’m wondering why. I think I’ve read before that they are totally the same but page numbers are off? Is this true? Let me know if it’s worth it to buy the hardcover or if the same info is in the paperback.

Thanks!

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Paperback vs. Hardcover

Considering replacing most of my favorites from my collection to Hardcover. Should I ? I currently only have about 3 or 4 hardcovers and quite a huge amount of paperback. I'm noticing a lot of hardcovers in good or better condition on eBay for fairly cheap. Am I being OCD ? Should I just collect the shorter runs in hardcover ?

Paperback Pros :

  • Portable
  • Lightweight
  • Less Space

Hardcover Pros :

  • Longer shelf life, better to pass on to children etc.
  • Easier on the eyes reading

Paperback Cons :

  • Shorter Shelf Life

Hardcover Cons :

  • Heavier for moving
  • Take Up More Space
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The Books: Hardcover vs. Paperback? Extra pages?

Hi!

I've been searching the internet for a few days but haven't seen this discussed anywhere. Is there a subreddit dedicated to the book series?

I want to get the graphic novels but I'm currently indecisive about which editions. In general I prefer hardcovers. But the paperbacks are a lot cheaper and apparently the newer editions have extra pages? It seems that the hardcover Hilda and the Stone Forest has 64 pages, but the paperback 80 pages. From what I gather the extra # of pages started with reprints of Hilda and the Bird Parade.

What do these extra pages include and would you say they make the paperbacks the ones to buy? Can the extra material be found elsewhere?

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(No Spoilers)Hardcover vs. Paperback for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms?

I intend to purchase A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and was curious if there are any major differences between the paperback and hardcover.

Does anyone recommend hardcover over paperback or vice versa?

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Regarding quality of books: Paperback vs Hardcover

I have a few questions about book quality. I have recently been putting thought into the long term care of my books for research purposes and hard use.

How long do paper backs last compared to hardback?

How do I find out the quality of paper used in books I purchase from Amazon and other websites? Such as acid free paper.

How do you know if your only getting a condensed version and not the full original text of a book?

I know this contains questions not quite relevant to the BIFL forum. However, I believe that the long-term life of books based on there quality is very relevant. Thank you for your time.

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hardcovers vs. paperbacks

Hey, there

so, I'm still new to comics and mostly have no idea what I'm doing, and I was wondering what's the difference between hardcover collected trades and paperback collected trades? (this vs. [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/140126784X/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1519602324&sr=1-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=the+flash&dpPl=1&dpID=51oDAWLo6ML&ref=plSrch), for example)

beside the fact they collect a different amount of issues, is there any difference in paper quality, content, etc..?

also, what do you personally prefer to have in your collection? hardcovers or paperbacks?

thanks in advance

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Hardcover vs. Paperback

I have always purchased paperback books for my Star Wars library but have been rethinking that decision with the new canon. What are your thoughts? Pros and Cons?

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Hardcover vs Paperback vs Ebook?

I'm sure Ebook among this crowd will get the lowest (though as someone who used to travel heavily for work, it made life easy when it came to packing/lugging stuff around).

I buy hardcover when it is a specific book that I want to hold onto and collect.

Ebooks are reserved for something I'm kind of interested in, and they usually sell it at a low enough cost.

Paperback for general reading. It's lower cost and lighter to hold.

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Which novels have different art Hardcover vs Paperback

The only ones that come to mind are Red Harvest, Phantom Menace, and Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.

Are there any others?

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Hardcover vs mass market paperback?

I simply cannot choose.

On the one hand, mass market paperback looks horrific on the shelf, especially when you have a bunch. And that I simply cannot have as I love the look and feel of a book.

On the other hand, hardcover's seem so gigantic and uncomfortable. I don't really plan to take them anywhere with me, but seriously, the Plagueis hardcover is 9.5 inches !

Alas, I cannot pick trade paperback as almost none are printed in that format and it would look clumsy. I've been pondering this for weeks.

Help me, /r/StarWarsEU you're my only hope

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Death: Paperback Vs Hardcover Deluxe Edition, are there any differences in content?

I'm considering which version to buy and if its worth it to pick up the deluxe edition. After searching online it seems that they have the same amount of pages (320) and I found mentions of the same extras. Is there any difference in content between them or is it just the type of cover?

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Hardcovers vs Paperbacks

So as someone who just got into reading comics/graphic novels etc... I'm faced with the choice right now of which version of each should I buy... The collector in me is saying go with hardcovers, they look cooler, retain value/condition better... but the reader in me is saying go paperbacks, they are less cumbersome to hold and read and cheaper so I can make my money go further.... What to do...

Whats your preference?

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Hardcover vs. Paperback. What's your preference?

Hello /r/books! I'm a writer who's thinking of self-publishing a book in the future. One thing I'm struggling with though is in what format I should release it. I've always had the dream of selling my book in hardcover, but doing so would be less lucrative than simply doing paperback, and less convenient too.

So I'm here to ask you guys what your opinion is. Do you have a preference for either format? What are the pros and cons for both? When browsing in a bookstore or online, does a book's format have any effect on your decision to buy it? Or is it irrelevant?

Edit: Thanks for your input you guys! And just to clarify, if I do self-publish, I would also release it in e-book format.

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Paperback vs. Hardcover

Is anyone else slightly annoyed that the first 3 years are available as paperback only and the 4th year is hardcover only?

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Sedra Smith 7th ed. hardcover vs. international paperback?

Do any of you know the difference between these two versions of the textbook aside from one being paperback and one being hardcover?
hardcover, international paperback

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Jerusalem: which edition? (hardcover vs paperback)

With the opportunity to snag a copy of Jerusalem for my birthday next week, I thought I'd try to get a sense of which edition is better, if there's any consensus at all. The hardcover seems like a lovely purchase for the bookshelf, for posterity sake and all, but the paperback trio/boxset is probably much easier to read.

Has anyone actually compared the two side by side? If so, which did you prefer? I'm deeply jealous of all of you who've been reading this for weeks already, but I will courteously thank you all in advance regardless!

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Hardcover vs. paperback comics

Just need opinions. thinking about buying either hush or long halloween but not sure whether to get hardcover or paperback. which do you all prefer? thanks for the input.

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Hardcover vs. Paperback

I'm a show watcher who is most likely going to make the plunge into books soon. My goal is to just stay current with the show right after airing. I want to be able to enjoy the show without bitching about whats different, and still get that visual shock from the big twists. I realize this may change after reading the books if I really like them, so I had a question.

I noticed that ADWD is only out in hardcover right now, and has been for a while, with paperback not to be released until this october. Is this a common trend? Do a lot of you guys buy the hardcovers for this reason? I couldn't imagine waiting years for a new book, then waiting another year or two for it to come out on paperback. I guess the logical process would be buy up to the paperback of what is out, then buy the hardcovers as necessary. That would kinda piss me off to mix the look of things on my book shelf, but I guess it is whats done?

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Paperback vs. hardcover (Locke and Key)

Hello there. I've made up my mind about purchasing Locke and Key volumes 1-5 my only worry is if I should go hardcover or paperback. Is it worth the extra money to go for hardcover or what?

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[Novels] Trade paperback vs hardcover

Last year I bought all Star Wars EU novels (adult novels) so I could have them all in paperback version. this way they would all line up together. The only ones sticking out are the original trilogy books, splinter of the minds eye and 20th anniversary edition of the first zahn novel.

With the new canon, I was wondering if it were possible to have all novels in hardcover. Will all the future novels be published in HC? Should I stick with paperback? What do you guys/gals think? Keep in mind my slight autism when it comes to my book case.

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Paperback vs Hardcover

I am going to get a copy of The Fault in our Stars, and I was wondering whether I should get it in paperback or hardcover. Which one do you guys like better? (BTW I am new to Reddit) :)

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Paperback vs Hardcover?

Ok. I Already have six paperback novels and 2 hardcover, but i can't decide to collect paperback or hardcover books. What do you think?

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Hardcover books vs Paperback books?

Which one do you prefer?

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