With the exponential rise in audiobooks and the e-book market it can be easy to forget the traditional paper forms of the fiction book.
However, paperbacks, mass market paperbacks and hardcovers still account for a large part of the market. Many people, including myself, prefer the paper form of the fiction novel.
Big hitters like Amazon have been providing print on demand paperbacks for some time. However, with the advent of print on demand hardcover, hard cover, or hardback books, as they are known, the market may be set to expand.
Hardcovers are bound with rigid covers for durability. They often had dustjackets but are increasingly sold without a jacket having the printed cover placed directly on the hard cover.
There is a traditional pattern of sales. If the book is expected to sell well, then the hardcover comes out first followed some time later by the paperback and then a mass market paperback. These mass market paperbacks tend to be smaller and printed on cheaper quality paper.
Large-print, which is also known as large-font and large-type, is a big size of font which is sometimes used for readers who require larger print because they have difficulty reading smaller print sizes. This style of large-print text is often stocked by public libraries, and it is normally at least 18 points in size, though it can be as low as 14 points – though this can also be termed enlarged print.
The new large-print hardcover political thriller, See Glass by Ido Graf, is now available on Amazon.