I just got back from a lovely meeting with the own of Third Street Books (wonderful store with a great table selection and a mischievous store cat) in McMinniville, Oregon where I probably talked way too much and should have asked more questions. Next time. Next time (if she'll let me darken her door again) I'll be prepared and not half asleep. So apologies for this short post, but I wanted to know your thoughts on the subject of trade paperback originals.
Trade paperback originals are when a book is released in the Trade format without ever having been released as a hardback (normal chain of book command would be Hard to trade to mass market or Hard to mass market). Personally I like them because a.) I like the trade format and b.) I think it gives an author who might not necessarily get any attention at a hardback price point a chance to grow a following, but I would like to hear your opinion.
So, Trade paperback originals: like 'em, hate 'em, or had no idea what they were before this post?
I'll post some picture examples later.