...of the Mountain of Red Tape
- Apr 28, 2015
Will you buy a paperback as a gift or as a keepsake for yourself?The supermarkets have loads of best seller books. I've never seen them sell hardbacks recently other than for perhaps less than four year olds.
Unless they sold the Lemony Snicket books? But I don't remember seeing those in HB outside a bookshop. Now about six years later they are in paperback. But they are hardly titles with gravitas.
I certainly would not, as I said, and as the survey I linked to shows, paperbacks are going the way of the dodo.
They are good impulse buys, but with physical bookstores closing in favor of internet ones their days are numbered.