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comment Source for literary terms?
Don't forget that you can always ask about specific terms here as you run into them. :)
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comment How do limited edition book pre-orders work?
Welcome to Literature! I think this is on topic here since it's something that'd be of interest to avid readers. Certainly no worse than asking about how book prices are set.
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comment Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?
Welcome to Literature! This is really a comment, not an answer. We are looking for answers that don't just state an opinion but also back it up with facts or references. With a bit more rep, you will be able to post comments. Can you edit this post to add some factual information? Thanks!
Aug
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comment Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?
@Peter Yeah, that's where things get complicated. Some books are never released in paperback (trade or mass market), some are never released in hardcover, some get heavily discounted to get people in the door, etc. I was trying to keep the comparison as simple as possible, although I realize that that might be trivializing it a lot.
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comment Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?
It is potentially incorrect if you are guessing. A citation would make it a better answer. You are right in saying no proof is required, but it's always a strong "nice to have".
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comment Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?
@Kirk Wikipedia's assertion isnt't supported by anything (unless I'm misreading it, which is possible). My analysis could be wrong too, but I think it'd take either a better analysis or a more definitive source to say for sure.
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comment Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?
Do you have any links to cost analysis that backs that up? We want Stack Exchange to be a source of factual information backed up by references and experience, not just opinions. Thanks!
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answered Why do hardcover books retail for more than three times the cost of softcover books?