Are Hardcover Books Irrelevant?

A friend of minee is so excited that his paperback/ebook is coming out in a new format. He received 70 pre-orders for hardcover, which was enough for the new release. I am THRILLED for my friend because he's excited.

Hardcover’s share of units was just ahead of e-books, accounting for 25% of unit purchases.

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But it got me wondering whether it's really a good thing to put out a hardcover book these days.


According to a Neilson report about the first half of 2014:

  • Paperbacks sold 42%
  • Ebooks sold 23%
  • Hardcovers sold 23%

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