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Old 01-28-2020, 08:16 AM   #21
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A manufacturing note. Classic adventures -- with the booklet separate from the cover -- are 1.5 to 2x more expensive to produce.
Wow, that's a sigficant difference. I can see where the omnibus format is an economic win, broadly speaking. Given the ballpark prices you listed, the book puts the adventures almost in the range of "buy 2, get 3 free". I can still see where some consumers would prefer the standalone adventures and be willing to pay more for them, but business requires compromise. At least a profitable and well-run business does.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:15 AM   #22
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How about the economics of hardcover vs. softcover?


As much as I might like the contents, it seems extravagant to have a collection of adventures hardbound, especially it it is relatively slim.


(Rule books, which tend to be thicker and much more frequently consulted, are another matter.)
It really depends on printer. Roughly 25% more to upgrade to hardcover with some. Over twice as much with others.

Personally, I would rather every book be a hardcover. Even 32-page books. I like hardcovers.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:28 PM   #23
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Personally, I would rather every book be a hardcover. Even 32-page books. I like hardcovers.
I concur. They tend to last longer and I like the way they feel in the hand.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:21 PM   #24
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Hardcover preferred here as well. I like fine press books, so I actually enjoy an attractive binding versus a dustjacket, too.
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