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Smaller than a breadbox, bigger than a TV remote, the average book fits into the human hand with a seductive nestling, a kiss of texture, whether of cover cloth, glazed jacket, or flexible paperback.
The price of an e-book is a lot less than the price that we’re charging for a hardcover book. It’s about the same as we charge for a paperback. And that means a different revenue stream.
The library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on.
Mass market paperback thrillers are a dime a dozen. The trick is to find something that actually sticks to the ribs.
Hardcover and paperback forever. Someone carve that into a tree.
Software is becoming no different than a videotape or a record album or a paperback book, and not all of us are ready for that change.
There’s a time and place for the Kindle, and I own one now and have books on it that I don’t otherwise have. But I don’t find that my hand reaches out for it the way it does for a trade paperback, or (in the middle of the night) for the iPod Touch.
Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels.
Every time one of my books sells a million copies in paperback, Pan Macmillan gives me a gold statuette of Pan. I have about 20 of them.
The technology I like is the American paperback edition of ‘Freedom.’ I can spill water on it, and it would still work! So it’s pretty good technology.
I’ve come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
‘The Outsiders’ died on the vine being sold as a drugstore paperback.
I write a kind of surreal fantasy, but they can’t put ‘surreal fantasy’ on a paperback.
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop.
When the Beatles wrote ‘Paperback Writer,’ it couldn’t have been the same old thing. You can hear so many influences in it, from the blues to Bach, and it’s not just verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge chorus. They start off singing a cappella, almost like a Bach chorale, and the song goes into this bluesy guitar riff.
As soon as I finish a book, I sell the paperback rights to different publishers and that’s where I recoup my money.
The mass-market paperback, for one, is too expensive.
As a memoirist, I may claim to write the easier-to-remember things, but I could also just be writing to sweep them away. ‘Don’t bother me about my past,’ I’ll say, ‘It’s out in paperback now.’
Books on their own aren’t insanely expensive compared to other things; three large cappuccinos cost more than a paperback, and two and a half gallons of gas cost more than a paperback.
I like having a paperback original. And until literature catches up with the culture – the violence, language, syntax, compression, concision, complexity and diversity that the Internet offers – books still make sense.
It’s great that I can look up a fact instantly on my cellphone, but I miss the days in my room with a dog-eared, text-heavy paperback, immersed in the statistics of crime and punishment and lunacy, completely alone with the narrative of human depravity.
One of the interesting things about YA books – I don’t know about Percy Jackson, but I do know about ‘Twilight’ and ‘Maximum Ride’: There are a lot of adult readers. In fact, we released ‘Maximum Ride’ both as a paperback for kids and as a mass release for adults.
When I started writing, I just hoped for a nice little paperback series.
I’d sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea.
Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out.