a couple of weeks ago we were talking about preferences when it came to paperbacks, hardcovers, and trade paperbacks. but one thing we didn't discuss was SMELL!!!! i just received my early copy of Pale Immortal. A few days ago a friend sent me a copy of her new paperback. I opened my book.
Hey, this smells different than Michele's book.
Pick up Michele's. *sniff, sniff*
Pick up mine. *sniff, sniff*
yeah, a LOT different!
So pretty soon I'm going through the house sniffing books. Now i realize books can pick up all sorts of scents, so really the only way to test this is to actually go to a bookstore and sniff several books.
I haven't done that, but in my quest for answers and comparisons I noticed that many of the trade paperbacks smell similar, and they smell MORE EXPENSIVE. really. Go sniff some books. You know you want to.