I recently discovered after walking around my B & N that there is more emphasis on hardcovers than on paperbacks. I myself rarely purchase hardcovers. Reason being I can only get them online, because they are cheaper.
Today I'm going to be analyzing this topic to arrive at the conclusion. "Which is more convenient hardcover or paperback?"
- Luxurious to hold.
- They look good on a bookshelf.
- The paper is smoother.
- They are more expensive.
- They put more weight on a bookshelf.
- Heavy to take around.
- Dust-jackets get lost or missing.
- Lighter than hardcover. Easy to carry.
- Cheaper than hardcover.
- They get more damage than hardcovers.
- I can't think of any more! Other than the fact that they don't look as good as hardcovers.
Conclusion: You buy what fits your needs. If you travel by train or subway and you like saving some cash, paperback is for you. If hardcovers doesn't way you down, if money is no inconvenience, and you enjoy the luxury of hardcovers over paperbacks, then hardcovers are for you.