hardcover of Drowned Wednesday

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Feb 17 18:00:11 EST 2005

> Langford commented circa 1988 on an SF book being "released in a new
> hardback edition for people who found the original paperback too cheap"
> as rather an unusual thing. My understanding is that most American F&SF
> at least now starts in paperback and gets a hardcover printing only if
> sales of the paperback are high enough 

Pretty much. Basically what happens is that if sales of the author are 
high enough and/or it gets to be a library book choice, they ramp up the 
publication to hardback, because they know they can get people to pay 
for it. *growl*

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"Information wants to be a Socialist... not a Communist or a 
Republican." - Karen Schneider

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