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Subject: Mass Market paperback
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:25 AM ET
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How can I tell if the book I have is mass market?  I have a requester asking for a non mass market book. 

Thanks!

Lisa  

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:27 AM ET
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MMPs are small paperback (left).  Trade paperbacks are larger (right).

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Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:28 AM ET
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MMPBs are usually the smaller paperback size ~ 4 x 7 inches or so.

http://askville.amazon.com/difference-Trade-Fiction-Mass-Market-York-Times-Seller-List/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=8104305

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 11:42 AM ET
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Thread hi-jack: at Cosco the other day I saw  almost square sized paperbacks.  They were kind of like the height of MMPs and the width of trades.  What would those be called other than just paperback?

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 12:10 PM ET
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Mini-MMPs?

-RD

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 12:56 PM ET
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They were bigger than mmps.  Mini-trades?

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 1:42 PM ET
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I have a requester asking for a non mass market book.

This is sort of weird RC. I know that sometimes different editions of the same book have the same ISBN but if the ISBN she wished for is MMPB, then she'll get all declines.

 

Date Posted: 2/10/2011 1:43 PM ET
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There is also the really tall mass markets.  E Z read size?

I know my Dad can read the trade sized type, but can't read MMPB.  And a friend of his can't read the trade sized as the weight is too much for her arthritis.



Last Edited on: 2/10/11 1:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/12/2011 6:40 PM ET
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I don't like the extra tall mass markets, they seem harder to hold for me.