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Old 12-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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That's the whole point actually: paperbacks come after hardbacks have ensured a healthy profit, at least for successful books. As I understand it, the publishers' argument is that going directly to paperback prices is threatening the whole business model, which is based on a price curve that starts high and falls over time.
Ok, so the bussiness-model is based on the fact that you sell paperbacks at a loss because you have already "brought home the bacon" with hardbacks?
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