Refers to a softcover book that is larger than a standard size softcover and often made of quality paper and binding materials.
Oversized paperback, usually about the size of a hardcover but still a softcover. Sometimes it's the edition between the first hardcover printing and the mass market paperback (pocketbook-sized) edition. Some smaller publishers and certain types of books (like Graphic Novels) only come out in the trade format.
A paperback intended to be sold in bookstores. Trade paperbacks are printed on high-quality paper and are bound by a method similar to one used for hardback books. Trade paperbacks usually sell for more than $10. Compare to MASS-MARKET PAPERBACK.
a trade paperback is a large size paperback.
A quality paperback or softcover book, as opposed to a mass market paperback, which is printed on less expensive paper.
a collection of individual comic book s bound together by the publisher and sold separately from said individual comic books
Reprints or original titles published in paperback format, larger in dimension than mass-market paperbacks, and distributed through regular retail book channels.
A trade paperback is bound with a paper or heavy stock cover, usually with a larger trim size than that of a mass-market paperback. Compare Mass-Market Paperback.
This is when a softcover book is of a better quality material and generally larger in size than the Mass Market Paperback. [Back to the Top
When the cloth-bound trade edition and the trade paperback are issued by the same publisher, sometimes simultaneously, such issues can be quite a lot larger than paperbacks published for mass-market distribution if the same sheets are used. A large sized paperbound book.
When the cloth-bound trade edition is issued by the same publisher, sometimes simultaneously, but bound in wrappers. Because the same sheets are used, such issues are often quite larger than paperbacks published for mass-market distribution.
Ingenious device for keeping bad comics in print and exposing them to a wider audience.
a larger format paperback, commonly used for literary titles but increasingly considered as a less expensive alternative to hardcover publication.
Usually taller, wider, with larger font, and printed on nicer paper than a mass market.
refers to a book bound with a heavy paper cover, usually the same size and with the same cover illustration as the hardcover edition, but lower in price.
A softcover book which is generally large in size and made of better quality materials than a Mass-Market Paperback.
Books in paper covers that are expected to have a longer life and meet more specialized interests; they are "quality" books.
A trade paperback (TPB), sometimes referred to as a trade paper edition, is a paperback book that is usually the same size as the hardcover edition. That is, the text pages are identical to the text pages in the hardcover edition, and the only difference is the binding and that the quality of the paper is usually higher than that of a paperback.
In comics, a trade paperback (TPB or simply trade) specifically refers to a collection of stories originally published in comic books reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme from one or more titles. Traditionally, a trade paperback will reproduce the stories at the same size as they were originally presented in comic book format; recently, however, certain trades have been published in a smaller, "digest"-sized format, similar in size to a paperback novel. This smaller size is intended to appeal to newer generations of American readers whose first exposure to a comic book format was the English-translated reprints of digest-sized Japanese comics, also known as manga.