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Subject: I have a question
Date Posted: 7/27/2007 2:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2007
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I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but..... What is the difference between a paperback and a mass market paperback book?

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I keep seeing it and I was curious as to the difference. Thanks for you help.

Jen

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 2:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2005
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There is no difference really. A paperback book can be a mass market paperback and that is one of the smaller books that runs about 8 dollars, and there are the trade sized paperbacks, those are the ones that are bigger then a mass market, but smaller then a hardcover. I wish I could give you a better idea of size according to inches, but I'm at work right now.

Edited to add, don't worry, this is the correct place for this question and it isn't a silly question. The only silly questions are the ones that are never asked. @:)



Last Edited on: 7/27/07 3:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/27/2007 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Mass Market paperbacks are cheaply made mass produced pb's with flimsy covers and paper.

This site explains them pretty well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperback

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 3:13 PM ET
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Thanks so much for the quick answers. I am really enjoying being a member here.

Jen

Date Posted: 7/27/2007 3:49 PM ET
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Well your welcome and Welcome. Im trying hard to refraine from telling new members Welcome to hotel PBS ... Its getting old but I love saying it.