The gilded and leather-bound complete works of William Shakespeare and autographed, first-edition hardcovers by your favorite authors, while nice additions, are not requisites.
The two-volume hardcover also includes nearly 250 black-and-white photographs.
95 versus $10) for the Vintage trade paperbacks, has helped keep the hardcovers in print and should persuade more Oprah Book Club members to go for the more collectible, hardcover editions.
Along with Clyde Edgerton's RANEY and WALKING ACROSS EGYPT, many of Algonquin Books' most popular novels are 5-by-7 hardcovers, including Edgerton's latest, WHERE TROUBLE SLEEPS; Dori Sanders CLOVER and HER OWN PLACE; Julia Alvarez's HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS and Y0
The 19-book deal calls for five hardcovers
in the next five years, plus strip reprints and calendars over seven years.
In 2004, the average suggested retail price for adult hardcovers released by the largest trade houses decreased 10 cents to $27.
The average list price for juvenile hardcovers increased 26 cents to $16.
According to Cherise Grant, editor for Simon and Schuster Trade Paperbacks, the promotion targets readers who are not necessarily regulars at traditional bookstores or buyers of hardcovers
or higher-quality "trade" paperbacks.
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In 2003, the average suggested retail price for adult hardcovers
published by the largest trade houses decreased 8 cents to $27.
5 million hardcovers
sold--and counting) for over three years, this book has become one of the classic works on management.
, however, will not see a quick turnaround in the near future, according to the report.