Real readers don’t buy hardback books
Just read on the BBC’s website that 17,662 hardback copies of The Cuckoo’s Calling sold were sold between 14 and 20 July since JK Rowling was revealed as the author. The week before only 43 copies were sold which is a huge hike, but I still think 43 sales was pretty respectable.
Who buys hardbacks?
They are expensive, heavy to carry around and – crucially – don’t fit into most handbags. Real readers (as opposed to libraries and other places that need durable hardback copies) wait for the paperback and ebook versions. Don’t they?
Do you ever buy a hardback?
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