more fabric book covers

Thursday, June 2, 2011

All the winners responded, so the covers were mailed on Tuesday from NYC. We are back home now, and I’ll be catching up a few things then I will post the tutorial! 😀

Meanwhile, I had made an additional cover as a present:
fabric book cover
fabric book cover Then I also made a trade back size cover. Which incidentally seemed way more popular on the subways in NYC than mass market books, so perhaps I should give some of those away in the future, eh?
fabric book cover
fabric book coverWhat do you think – are mass market books or tradeback books more popular? Or is it that I should be making eBook covers instead?

 

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4 Comments

  1. Semie

    What is the difference between mass and trade? I do not have an eBook.

    Reply
    • CaLynn

      Mass market books are the short fat ones – you often see these in grocery stores or airports. They are always the same height and width, it is only the depth that changes. I think only certain genres really use this size (almost all of my fantasy fiction books are this kind).
      Trade back books are generally bigger in height and width and vary a bit in this regard. In fact, they are basically a hardback book but with a paper cover. I’ve noticed that a lot of the most popular books are generally in this category.
      You can read more about it at Wikiepedia’s Paperback article.
      I do not have an eBook either, nor can I convince myself that I should get one. I will be reading in antiquated print, explaining to future generations what “paper” is as they ooo and ahh over my library. Yes, even being the environmentalist that I am, Boy:P

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  2. Eileen

    These covers are great! I somehow thought all paperbacks were mass market 🙂 Good to know! I’m really hoping this comes up in a conversation and I can flaunt my new found knowledge! On that note…I’m a trade back girl! {although I should be careful how I say that in conversation 😉 And…do you have an etsy shop or did I miss the link?

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    • CaLynn

      Thanks! Based on my recent NYC subway experience, I am willing to bet most people are tradeback girls/boys! I do not have a shop, yet. Lots of irons in the fire and no time for nothing. Gah!

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