Hardcover reviews: quote generators for paperbacks?

Scott Pack argues in The Bookseller that most book reviews fail to excite or educate readers.

What’s more, he says, “In more unguarded moments, usually involving a glass of something, you can get publishers to admit that they only push hardbacks for review so that they can generate quotes for the paperback jacket.” (Via the Literary Saloon.)

Speaking of paperbacks, I’ve been meaning to post some old email from readers who join me in preferring them to hardbacks. Any thoughts? Send ’em along.


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