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#54145 - 05/17/04 10:50 AM Paperback releases?
ChinkyGirl
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Does anyone know of a good website that lists upcoming paperback releases?

Sometimes, Amazon will have a link to different editions and when it is expected, but I've been having bad luck with them lately (for example, I tried searching for The Da Vinci Code in paperback, but they only list a French version for $60!).

I prefer paperbacks to hardcovers, even if it means waiting a whole year for them \:\)

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#54146 - 05/17/04 01:05 PM Re: Paperback releases?
Lady Di
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as far as I know The Da Vinci Code won't be in paperback any time soon. Its selling too well in hardcover.
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#54147 - 05/17/04 01:24 PM Re: Paperback releases?
GingerCat
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In my experience, Amazon.com puts information on new releases (paperback or otherwise) on the site as soon as they receive the information from publishers.

However, no one has the information until the publisher gives it out. If Amazon doesn't have information on paperback releases, it usually means the publisher hasn't scheduled them yet.

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#54148 - 05/17/04 01:32 PM Re: Paperback releases?
ChinkyGirl
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Hmmm...I could have sworn I read something about The Da Vinci Code in paperback this June! I always just thought that paperbacks were released approx. a year after the hardcover, regardless of how well it's doing?
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#54149 - 05/17/04 01:56 PM Re: Paperback releases?
ainsley
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ChinkyGirl, paperbacks are not released until the hardback market for a book has been tapped out. For example, the recent bestseller The Lovely Bones was released in hardcover on 2 July 2002, and the paperback on 20 April 2004, which is closer to two years than one.

If a book's not continuing to sell brilliantly in hardcover, though, the one-year rule of thumb seems to be a rather good one.

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#54150 - 06/07/04 11:24 AM Re: Paperback releases?
Lady Di
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ainsley, that's true. The DaVanci Code is still selling very well. Maybe next year, it'll be in paperback
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#54151 - 06/09/04 04:25 PM Re: Paperback releases?
clara
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What? I just saw The Da Vinci Code in paperback. And I'm in Brazil. Yes, the one I saw was in English. Weird. Could they be exporting it before selling it in the US?
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#54152 - 06/09/04 05:31 PM Re: Paperback releases?
MamaAlanna
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Originally posted by clara:
What? I just saw The Da Vinci Code in paperback. And I'm in Brazil. Yes, the one I saw was in English. Weird. Could they be exporting it before selling it in the US?
Are you sure, clara? Neither Barnes and Noble nor Amazon are showing it in paperback. What they are showing is a whole bunch of paperbacks like Cracking the Da Vinci Code, Secrets of the Da Vinci Code, etc., mostly aimed at 'debunking' the book. (Sheesh-- it's fiction! Not Martin Luther's Theses!) Could you have seen one of those instead?

Alternatively, maybe it's a bootleg?

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#54153 - 06/09/04 06:07 PM Re: Paperback releases?
heyalice
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Don't publishers in Latin America and Europe do "airport editions" (or are they called international editions?) of books.
A friend's sister picked up Da Vinci Code in mass market at a Mexican Airport.

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#54154 - 06/10/04 10:35 AM Re: Paperback releases?
clara
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Here's the bookstore's website:

www.livcultura.com.br

Search for it under "título" (title). It's the third thing you'll get.

Maybe it is one of those "airport editions"? I don't know. But I saw it personally at that bookstore last Saturday.

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#54155 - 06/10/04 02:06 PM Re: Paperback releases?
devilbrat1
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The paperback, both trade and mm for the US edition of The Da Vinci Code has been delayed because the hardcover is selling so well here. As long as it continues to do so, the other editions will not be released.

For the Brazil ed, sometimes special deals are made for schools and for price considerations in South America. The paperback has also been available in the UK since March.

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#83747 - 07/16/07 11:59 AM Re: Paperback releases? [Re: devilbrat1]
Sanchia
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An observation, though a tad late: a lot of books come out in paperback editions in India a lot earlier than they seem to do in the US/UK/Canada. There is a very tiny market for hardbacks here, since they're so expensive; as a consequence, Penguin, HarperCollins, and the rest publish special paperback editions that are labelled "not for sale outside the Indian subcontinent" (or something to that effect). The same probably is true of Brazil.
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#83990 - 08/02/07 09:07 AM Re: Paperback releases? [Re: Sanchia]
zibilee
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There is a site that I just found that may have all the info you are looking for. The site is bookbrowse.com. They have all the info about what books are coming out (paperback and hardback). They send out a letter to subscribers every month with all the new releases. I would say it covers about 80% of all that is being sold. It also provides short reviews and excerpts for all the books. There is a charge for full membership, but it's something like $3.00 a month. Hope that helps.
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