Thu
Apr 20 2017 8:18am

Do You Wish More Romance Came in Hardcover?

Most romances come in two formats: e-book and paperback. It's the soft paperbacks that we remember of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but it's the e-book that made many romance novels more attainable. However, only some of the biggest authors in romance get a book put into the coveted hardcover format. While I think most people are happy, if they prefer physical books, to have a paperback, but do you like to get hardcover romance? Do you wish more romances came in hardcover or do you think you'd still buy the e-book or paperback only? 

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5 comments
Scarlettleigh
1. Scarlettleigh
No I don't miss hb or even paperbacks.

I remember having boxes and boxes of books and the hassle of trying to store them . . . even with a very large bookcase. AND that is not even mentioning moving them. I remember carry boxes and boxes up to my second floor apartment--numerous times<g> because I always got a second floor apartment.

It is sad in the significance that 200 years from now. . there might not be that many antique books but then again just look at all the books you find at friends of the library sales, garage sales, flea market sales. A very big waste.

Things have such changed. . .
Carmen Pinzon
2. bungluna
I personally buy e-books, and if they make it to keeper status, I then purchase a copy for my shelves. I'm still thinking e-books could disappear on me, but paper books are forever (or at least for my lifetime.) I do prefer, hb for my library.

As an aside, I'm always happy when a favorite author attains hb status. I don't know precisely what this means, but it makes me feel like they have 'arrived' somehow.
Kareni
3. Kareni
My preference when reading is for a paperback; a Kindle is my second choice. I do read hardbacks from the library when they're the only available choice.
JennyT
4. JennyT
I usually prefer paperbacks--they're nice and portable, but pretty to look at and easily lent to friends. But I have to admit, e-books make it easier to read books that I otherwise wouldn't want to be seen in public reading *chuckle* If my boss only knew that not all of my reading choices were as literary as he thinks they are!

That, and I love the sheer variety of e-books out there!
lmhai9
5. lmhai9
I love my hardcovers. Paperback is next, e-books only when I have to. I love to re-read my books, so I tend to put some wear and tear on my favorites. I've been known to troll used book stores, online, and flea markets to track down hardcovers of my favorites. I have five authors that I pre-order the hardcovers for. E-books are convenient since I live 45 minutes from a bookstore and they are the only option for a few things. They also have made it easier to be an advance reader for seveal authors. I worry about long term accessiblity. I know my hardcovers aren't going anywhere. And I can read them when the power goes out without running out of battery life.
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