Paperback Publisher's Hail Mary: Selling Off Titles to HarperCollins


If ever there was any doubt that book publishing is in flux, a look at the state of mass-market paperbacks would dispel it. The category thrived in the 1960s and 1970s, but has been sidelined ever since by the larger, more expensive trade paperback. Although the major publishers still rely on sales from mass-market reprints of their top authors, paperback-only houses have all but disappeared.