Joe Schrieber on trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and staying alive as a writer. (I, for my own part, am way more likely to buy a TPB, especially if the book’s by a writer I haven’t read before — the cost is a factor, but I also just prefer the portability, without the sacrifice to print size a mass market makes. But I like mass markets too.) Anyway: buy Joe’s books. The first one was a fun, dark pageturner and the next one sounds even better.