Paperback Writer

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The goal of the paperback is therefore to reposition a book, capture a wider audience, or target a new market. We give books a second chance.

In an essay at Lit Hub, Linda Huang, a graphic designer at Vintage & Anchor Books, talks about the differences between hardcovers and paperbacks, and her process for designing the paperback cover for Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation.


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →