Book clinic: why do publishers still issue hardbacks?
Submitted by Blake on February 26, 2018 - 7:19pm
However, there are no signs that the practice is coming to an end: last year sales of hardback fiction grew 11%. When the ebook arrived 10 years ago, some pundits suggested format did not matter. But they were wrong. A beautiful hardback is a joy, something to cherish, shelve and pass on, and readers are prepared to pay for that just as some people still prefer the cinema over television.From Book clinic: why do publishers still issue hardbacks? | Books | The Guardian