How to choose between paperback and hardcover books?
Now, after the comparison of paperback vs hardcover above, the differences might be clear, but still, sometimes it becomes very difficult to decide which one to choose.Here are a few questions that you should consider while choosing between a paperback and a hardcover book:
1. How much is your budget?
As we have already discussed above, hardcover books are usually very expensive. So, if you are tight on budget, it makes sense that you should rather opt for paperback than hardcover version of the book.
2. How eager are you to read the book?
This consideration is really very important and sometimes complicated too. If you want to read a book as soon as it is first published, you will have no option but to buy a hardcover version because books are first published in hardcover.So, can you wait for more than a year for the paperback version to arrive? Or just go and get the hardcover even if it is too expensive for you? Well, you are the one to decide.
3. Where do you plan to read it?
If you are planning to read the book while you are traveling, choosing paperback would be better. The hardcovers are heavier and larger in size and are therefore not convenient to carry.Similarly, if you want to read the book lying on a bed, you should get a paperback copy as it is more comfortable to hold.
4. Would you re-read the book in future?
If you want to read the book again in future or if it is a book that you will be referring to pretty often, then you should go for a hardcover copy as it is more durable and will not be damaged easily.But if you want to read this just for once and then forget about it, then hardcover is probably not a good idea. Go for the paperback version.
5. How much importance does design of a book hold for you?
For many people, the design of the book is a huge deciding factor. They want a book with good design and beautiful cover page. This also includes how the book would look in your bookshelf.If you are one among them, then hardcover is better as they have beautiful covers, pages, and looks great on shelves!
6. Is it a gift for someone?
If you are buying the book as a gift for someone, you should probably get a hardcover. It looks better and the receiver will really appreciate that you got a nicer version of the book.
So, these are a few points that you may consider while choosing between a paperback and hardcover. If you are still confused, I would say that you should go with the one that is most comfortable for you. At the end of the day, what matters is you got to read what you wanted to read!