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2016 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Release Challenge, 1st Quarter

Welcome to the challenge!!!

I’m at least the third hostess for this weekly challenge, which has been continuous for many, many years.

GUIDELINES AND RULES:

Each Saturday (or on occasion on Friday) a book cover is posted as the theme for the coming week. The object is to find books with the themed cover for the week and release them within the week. For instance, the week’s theme might be cover with a pen showing on the cover (modern or quill) or the word pen within the title of the book; or the colors yellow and pink showing on the cover; or authors named Christopher.

Sometimes we will have a “Mystery Namer” – someone other than me who will set up the challenge. Just PM me if you would like to be a “Mystery Namer” and let me know which week you would like to do so.

1) Saturday (in US and Canada) is the overlap day when either the previous week's cover can be released or the new cover can be released. FOR EUROPE, Sunday is the overlap day.

2) Both the front and the back of the book are considered “the cover,” so pictures on the back are acceptable.

3) Any kind of release is OK but only catches from wild releases will count.

4) Each person must keep track of their releases each week which must be posted here with a link to the JE. PLEASE DO NOT go back and edit a previous post and add more releases to it, but make a new post for releases of any given week.

5) If you wild release a book and it gets caught then you have a release counted and a catch counted. However, if the person who caught the book releases it and it gets caught again - that's not another catch for you since you didn't do the second release.

6) When you have a cover which could work for 2 consecutive weeks, then you must to decide which week to count it for as a release (remember that it’s only one book and can only be counted once).

7) Anyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time and you can participate as much as you like. You can begin on Week 1 or Week 31 or Week 51, whichever suits you.

IF YOU DON’T WISH TO BE A MYSTERY NAMER, YOU CAN SEND ME SUGGESTIONS FOR BOOK COVERS! I will periodically use them.

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Welcome to the challenge!!!

I’m at least the third hostess for this weekly challenge, which has been continuous for many, many years.

GUIDELINES AND RULES:

Each Saturday (or on occasion on Friday) a book cover is posted as the theme for the coming week. The object is to find books with the themed cover for the week and release them within the week. For instance, the week’s theme might be cover with a pen showing on the cover (modern or quill) or the word pen within the title of the book; or the colors yellow and pink showing on the cover; or authors named Christopher.

Sometimes we will have a “Mystery Namer” – someone other than me who will set up the challenge. Just PM me if you would like to be a “Mystery Namer” and let me know which week you would like to do so.

1) Saturday (in US and Canada) is the overlap day when either the previous week's cover can be released or the new cover can be released. FOR EUROPE, Sunday is the overlap day.

2) Both the front and the back of the book are considered “the cover,” so pictures on the back are acceptable.

3) Any kind of release is OK but only catches from wild releases will count.

4) Each person must keep track of their releases each week which must be posted here with a link to the JE. PLEASE DO NOT go back and edit a previous post and add more releases to it, but make a new post for releases of any given week.

5) If you wild release a book and it gets caught then you have a release counted and a catch counted. However, if the person who caught the book releases it and it gets caught again - that's not another catch for you since you didn't do the second release.

6) When you have a cover which could work for 2 consecutive weeks, then you must to decide which week to count it for as a release (remember that it’s only one book and can only be counted once).

7) Anyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time and you can participate as much as you like. You can begin on Week 1 or Week 31 or Week 51, whichever suits you.

IF YOU DON’T WISH TO BE A MYSTERY NAMER, YOU CAN SEND ME SUGGESTIONS FOR BOOK COVERS! I will periodically use them.
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I'm in!

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Author Names Beginning With the Letter "A" (first, middle, or last).

Happy New Year to all!
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...and THANK YOU for continuing to run this FABulous Challenge! : D

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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7710155 Animorphs. K.A. Applegate
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4238400 Ordeal by Innocence. Agatha Christie
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After a too long absence from BC, I'm slowly making my way back---can't wait to participate in this and other Challenges! Happy New Year! :)
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After a too long absence from BC, I'm slowly making my way back---can't wait to participate in this and other Challenges! Happy New Year! :)

WELCOME "HOME", and what a great way to start the NEW YEAR, spazcat! : ) Love pic of your new little "Duncan" there. ; ) Your comment about " slowly" making your way back made me laugh like crazy! : ) I was away for 9 years until my return 6 months ago and at that time I had said it would be on a very "low key level"...HA! Thanks to so many GREAT Challenges and people here at BookCrossing, THAT sure didn't last long! ; )
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After a too long absence from BC, I'm slowly making my way back---can't wait to participate in this and other Challenges! Happy New Year! :)


Nice to have you back. We always allow a "play-at-your-own-pace" participation.
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Thank you Sec and Bookworm!!! Great to be back!!!
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Yay, an easy one to start the year!

Wild releases with photos
Author names beginning with A

1. Forerunner Foray by ANDRE Norton - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13789963
2. Lord of Thunder by ANDRE Norton - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782409
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13787795
Memoirs of a Geisha, by ARTHUR Golden.

Also in the Movie Books release challenge.
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1. Indische duinen by Adriaan van Dis: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12495705/
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One release: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas ADAMS.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13792094

I haven't been involved in the challenges for a few years, but now am another soul returning to the fold. :D
Will try to do one release most weeks when home, but now we travel a fair bit over the mid year months so releasing will be a bit patchy...
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1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13786165/
(Author's name begins with an "A".)
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469539/ The Full Cupboard of Life by ALEXANDER McCall Smith

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13502879/ Rainbow's End by Valerie Comer, ANNALISA Daughety, Nicole O'Dell, Cara C. Putman

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718800/ Emma by Jane AUSTEN
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469539/ The Full Cupboard of Life by ALEXANDER McCall Smith


Love the pic of the cupboard on the cover of this one, solittletime...and I think it would also count for Davros-10's House and Home Challenge that's running right now because it would show part of the inside of a home. ; )

How'd you put the little pic of the BookCrossing bookplate in memory of Raven13 (may she RIP) in the right-hand corner of the book's information, or is that a new site feature?
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How'd you put the little pic of the BookCrossing bookplate in memory of Raven13 (may she RIP) in the right-hand corner of the book's information, or is that a new site feature?

I believe that happens automatically if you order pre-numbered custom labels from the store. :)
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How'd you put the little pic of the BookCrossing bookplate in memory of Raven13 (may she RIP) in the right-hand corner of the book's information, or is that a new site feature?

I believe that happens automatically if you order pre-numbered custom labels from the store. :)


Wish I'd known beFORE I ordered my Custom Becky's Hugs Challenge Bookplates last week. I usually order my labels without numbers, because the pre-numbered ones take longer to receive due to the extra time needed for printing the numbers. Would have been lovely to have those little pics in the book details to add to the memorial aspect of the book releases next month. Hmmm...I guess I can at least try to scan a pic of the Bookplate into the Journal Entry. ; ) My Kingdom for some computer time on my schedule when I need it, and perhaps fewer memory and vision issues! : )
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2. Afscheid onderweg by Annie Oosterbroek-Dutschun:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11680038/
3. Hendrikje by Annie Oosterbroek-Dutschun: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11662108/
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1: Http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654678 Barnevaktklubben by ANN M. Martin.
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2. MEG--Primal Waters by Steve ALTEN, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13649268/
(The author's name begins with an "A".)
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2- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13432041 Kjøkkengudens kone by AMY Tan.
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4. Uit het leven by Arij Prins: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13215636/
5. De geldmagnaten by Arthur Hailey: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13346410/
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13661152 Kate Atkinson; A God in Ruins
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1. http78777://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/131/ Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782292/ Lorraine A. Moore: Back Roads and Buggy Trails
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137823 "Inside of a Dog" by Alexandra Horowitz
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137821 "Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace" by David Adams Richards
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6905155 "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11287261 Force 10 from Navarone by Alistair Maclean

Caught: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13283030 The Book of Ruth (week 33)
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Something a litt different this week:

Oversize mass market books or trade paperback books.

I hope that those outside the US know what I mean by those two book sizes. I imagine trade PB is familiar to you, but I'm not sure that the oversize MM are. However, they are the same width as MM, but the height is slightly more than the usual MM book.

(Can I just say here that I don't know who in the publishing world thought it was a good idea to make MM books a little longer, but they were wrong. The old size worked fine, why break it.)

Happy hunting.
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The standard mass market was about 6 3/4 inches high. The larger is, as you said, the same width, but about 7 1/2 inches high.

Also in the bookstore I worked in, trade paperbacks were called Quality Paperback size.
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5842040 Believing the Lie


Remember, the theme is Oversize MM, not standard MM size, or Trade PB. Thanks.
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(Can I just say here that I don't know who in the publishing world thought it was a good idea to make MM books a little longer, but they were wrong. The old size worked fine, why break it.)

I always wondered if it was to make the books a bit less thick, so they'd seem shorter & less intimidating, but a little searching turned up this: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/---/2005-08-14-paperback_x.htm
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......a little searching turned up this: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/---/2005-08-14-paperback_x.htm


Interesting find. I do notice that a fair amount of the mystery/thriller mass paperbacks are a little taller here in the states. I didn't know why.
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I hope that those outside the US know what I mean by those two book sizes.

Sorry, no.

Are there actual definitions I can use?
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I hope that those outside the US know what I mean by those two book sizes.

Sorry, no.

Are there actual definitions I can use?


Oversize MM books are 19 cm. by 10.5 cm. (traditional MM is 17 cm. by 10.5 cm.), so a 2 centimeter difference in length.

Trade PB books are larger, similar to a traditional HB book. Their dimensions are generally 20 cm. by 13 cm. or 21 cm. by 14 cm., but the size can vary slightly. Most important is that the cover is paper, not hard bound. Trade PB books are extremely popular in the US because they are similar in size to a HB, but considerably cheaper.

I hope this helps, ekorren. If you're still having problems finding what I've set, I'd be happy to allow you to release what you think fits the theme.
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13801017
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13801018

I am hoping these are correct, one is 20cm x 13cm and the other 21cm x 14cm.
I would never have imagined standing in front of my book shelves with a tape measure making a selection,
There are books with dozens of different measurements, not sure if that is because I usually read non fiction or we are a bit odd down here. Fingers crossed I have read the challenge accurately
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I would never have imagined standing in front of my book shelves with a tape measure making a selection


HAHAHAHAHA...nor I, gilliap! : D

GREAT THEME, Secretariat! ; )

P.S. Got my links added to the ones here.
Thanks for your patience...mine in gone!
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1. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch ALBOM released on Tuesday in Cardiologist's waiting room. BCID 9686080

Edited to add link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9686080
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1. In The Kitchen With Rosie: Oprah's Favorite Recipes...Themed/Multiple Challenges...5 at last count. ; )
BCID 3790548...hope to add link later today and update Journal Entry and Release Notes. : {

Edited to add link: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/3790548

I am fit to be tied with this computer "sharing" that is not taking place! Arrrg...
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I don't think hardbacks work. : (

The Challenge said: Oversize mass market books or trade paperback books. (Mass market are common paperbacks.)
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I don't think hardbacks work. : (

The Challenge said: Oversize mass market books or trade paperback books. (Mass market are common paperbacks.)



But...but...I finally got some computer time...and I measured and everything! HAHAHAHAHA...DARN! Wouldn't you know it.
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But...but...I finally got some computer time...and I measured and everything! HAHAHAHAHA...DARN! Wouldn't you know it.


sorry
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13796584 Midnight at Marble Arch by ANNE Perry
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6. Opdracht in Normandië by Evelyn Anthony: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13350022/
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Wild release with photo
Author names beginning with A

3. Chu's First Day of School by Neil Gaiman and ADAM Rex -

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782406
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Wild releases with photos
Trade and premium paperbacks

Trade size paperbacks: it feels a bit like cheating, because this is actually a fairly standard size for children's/YA paperbacks...I'll try to release some of the tall paperbacks or grown-up tradebacks later this week.

1. The Charge of the Light Brigade - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800862
2. Ella Enchanted - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13782407
3. The First Four Years - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13789957
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4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13562026/ Sweet Spot by Kate ANGELL

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157933/ The Full Cupboard of Life by ALEXANDER McCall Smith

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012623/ The Miracle at Speedy Motors by ALEXANDER McCall Smith

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469863/ The Double Comfort Safari Club by ALEXANDER McCall Smith

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13615336/ The Collapse of Fortress Bush: The Crisis of Authority in American Government by ALASDAIR Roberts

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469492/ Little Rabbits' First Farm Book
by ALAN Baker

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13653887/ David Beckham: Born to Play
by B. A. Roth
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Wild release with photo
Trade and premium paperbacks

4. Caught - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800860
Tall format (premium) paperback

Hoping it's a prophetic title. ;)
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week 2

Thanks for the definitions.
They don't make any sense to us since there never have been any standard sizes in the German speaking countries. Every publisher does something different, many changed a few times over the decades. Still not sure how to deal with this theme.

However, I can release two english books I identified as trade paperbacks today so I'm on the safe side. ...
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RE: week 2

Thanks for the definitions.
They don't make any sense to us since there never have been any standard sizes in the German speaking countries. Every publisher does something different, many changed a few times over the decades.

My understanding is that it's similar with business cards: in the US there is a standard size, but in some other places they vary widely. Is that correct?
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My understanding is that it's similar with business cards: in the US there is a standard size, but in some other places they vary widely. Is that correct?

Here I believed business cards had a standard size. Most I saw over the past few years were more or less identical in size,

Well, I'm at home now (I was on a journey when the theme came out), so I have my full stock available, time to think again, and a better keyboard at my PC instead of the mobile phone - and my thinking result is that the theme still does not make any sense outside of the english speaking countries. I'm unable to map it to our books.

If the idea was to point at the books which got larger over the decades - well, I can do that. It happens here, probably even more. Almost all bigger publishers in Germany switched to a larger size at some time in the past. However, this is exchanging the private standard of the publisher for a new one.

If the idea was to point at paperbacks "larger than standard" - I can't because for comparing with a standard, there needs to exist a standard to compare with.

Anyway, if the idea was one of those, the theme doesn't match the idea. The definition isn't "larger" - it's two exact sizes, so everything inbetween, or larger than the trade paperbacks (e.g. A5 size) won't count. Publishers in other parts of the world might hit the "oversize mass market paperback" or "trade paperback" definitions accidentally, but I doubt they do it on purpose. Our publishers pretty much definitely don't even try.

It might be the best idea to just list the two english books I was able to pick up, register and release again on my trip, and otherwise forget about this week...
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Begin digression from BookCrossing:

My understanding is that it's similar with business cards: in the US there is a standard size, but in some other places they vary widely. Is that correct?

Here I believed business cards had a standard size. Most I saw over the past few years were more or less identical in size,

Wikipedia leaves me with the impression that business card size tends to vary by country - it may be standard within a country but another country might have a different size. The variations might be small, but US business cards are a specific ratio: 89 × 51 mm (3.5 × 2 in) or a 1.75 aspect ratio. Many of the origami models made from business cards take advantage of this: http://www.origami-resource-center.com/business-card-origami.html and http://www.spencerandbrown.com/---/buscard/

End digression.
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If the idea was to point at paperbacks "larger than standard" - I can't because for comparing with a standard, there needs to exist a standard to compare with.

Anyway, if the idea was one of those, the theme doesn't match the idea. The definition isn't "larger" - it's two exact sizes, so everything inbetween, or larger than the trade paperbacks (e.g. A5 size) won't count. Publishers in other parts of the world might hit the "oversize mass market paperback" or "trade paperback" definitions accidentally, but I doubt they do it on purpose. Our publishers pretty much definitely don't even try.

The majority of current US "mass market" paperbacks are a standard size; trade paperbacks vary a bit, but the oversize/tall "premium" paperbacks are also a standard size, if less common. Now that there are fewer brick-and-mortar booksellers, it may not matter as much, but I believe the booksellers prefer standard sizes for shipping & shelving.

We also have other sizes - older paperbacks may be a smaller "pocket book" size, and children's books are all over the place size-wise. But since Secretariat specifically said "Oversize mass market books or trade paperback books" and clarified what she meant by "oversize", I'm only counting books that fit those size restrictions for this week. I do have some even larger ones (and smaller ones) but I wouldn't consider them trade paperbacks.
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Thanks for the definitions. They don't make any sense to us since there never have been any standard sizes in the German speaking countries. Every publisher does something different, many changed a few times over the decades. Still not sure how to deal with this theme.


Sorry the theme didn't work for you. I'll stay away from things like this in the future so that we're all working from the same standards.
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Sorry the theme didn't work for you. I'll stay away from things like this in the future so that we're all working from the same standards.

Well - maybe you could try to formulate such themes so that one can work by the idea instead of the exact definition in case the definition doesn't match? Basically I like that there are new ideas in this challenge, book properties other than pictures on the cover, words in the title or first letters of authors. I'm not complaining. With some stock of english books available and the fact that many people here occasionally read books in English so you can release english books without having to search much for a suitable place to put them, I'm ok with counting only english books this week.


Anyway... for those who might be interested a little bit more about german paperback sizes.

The largest, and also the oldest, of our large paperback publishers is Rowohlt, with the "rororo" series. Almost 8% of the books on my shelf (or about 13% of all paperbacks) have been identified as rororo editions. "rororo" was short for "Rowohlts Rotations-Romane", which means "Rowohlt's rotary novels" and points at the fact that they were basically the first to switch from quality book printing to cheap newspaper-type rotary printing for large print runs. So, their standard size was proably derived from some newspaper paper size and with 19 x 11.4 cm, it came out even slightly larger than the "oversize" mass market. They kept this size from the start in the 1950s until about 50 years later.

However, most other large publishers did not copy the rororo size. Through the 1960s to 1990s, most used 18 cm long books with different widths. From the number of books on my shelf, the books from #2 (dtv), #4 (Fischer) and #8 (Suhrkamp) came out at about 18 x 10.5 cm, while #3 (Goldmann), #5 (Heyne), #6 (Diogenes) and #7 (Knaur) are wider, near 18 cm x 11.5 cm or even up to 12.5 cm. No large publisher made shorter books than 18 cm for the mass market, so they all are kind of oversize by american standards.

During the past two decades, all larger publishers switched to larger book formats. Many recent editions are about 19 x 12.5 cm.
They also switched to "better" paper and often to larger print, which made the books significantly heavier. For example, the classical dtv edition of Heinrich Böll's "Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" was 85g of paper, while the new printings of the "same" edition come with about 175g of weight! During my almost ten years of bookcrossing, this made my average release bag significantly heavier, and it got subsequently more difficult to build up a stock of lightweight books in case I want to release more than a few ones outside. Since I almost never go by car but use my own feet, bike, public transport, or occasionally horses, to carry my books, weight is an issue after all.

However, the larger books are a matter of generations in Germany, not of editions. At the same time dtv introduced the 19 x 12 cm size, they stopped making the classical 18 x 10.8 cm editions. There never has been a common "premium" size like the US trade paperback. Some publishers introduced larger "premium paperback" series, but they never got popular.

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Don't be sorry about the theme, it is interesting to learn the differences
in different places.
I learnt a few things, never a bad thing.
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Don't be sorry about the theme, it is interesting to learn the differences
in different places.
I learnt a few things, never a bad thing.


I agree. Since I'm US based (and horribly US Centric), I had no idea that publishing was different in other countries. Interesting to know!
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Don't be sorry about the theme, it is interesting to learn the differences
in different places.
I learnt a few things, never a bad thing.

Agreed. I knew about the US sizes, but not about German ones (I do know that what seems to be a standard size for Japanese paperbacks is much smaller than the US norm - not that I can read them!)

Sec, it's fun when you change things up a bit - keeps us on our toes! :)
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13803973
Shooting Star by Peter Temple - oversize mass market paperback
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http://bookcrossing.com/---/13776172 Abbé Prévost
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777855 Adam Wind
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13549973 Adolf Fux
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13666462 Adolf Muschg
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13500677 Agatha Christie

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13500757 Agatha Christie
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777340 Agatha Christie
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777350 Agatha Christie
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777321 Agustín Sánchez Vidal
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13100991 A. J. Cronin

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550015 A. J. Cronin
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550084 Alan Bennett
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777998 Albert G. Miller
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455587 Alexander McCall Smith
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13776297 Alexandra Cordes

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455591 Alexandra Ripley
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13544147 Alfred Andersch
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550016 Alfred Weitnauer
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13776179 Alice Ekert-Rotholz
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13200779 Allan Baillie

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777499 Andrea Brown
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13549993 Andreas Eschbach
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13043246 Andreas Fischer-Nagel
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13660091 Andreas Schlüter
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455506 Andrew Pyper

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777344 Angelika Kutsch
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455592 Anna Müller-Tannewitz
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550022 Anna Seghers
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777301 Anna Wimschneider
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550074 Anne Michaels

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455558 Anne Perry
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550053 Anne Perry
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13555009 Anne Philipe
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13603232 Annette Kast-Riedlinger
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13666635 Anne Tyler

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455559 Ann Fairbairn
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777320 Ann Fairbairn
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777824 Ann Hood
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13382867 Ann Ladiges
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13680537 Antonio Skàrmeta

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777299 Arthur Miller
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550083 Arthur Schnitzler
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13772025 Ashley Carrington
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550024 Cecelia Ahern
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13455601 Charlotte Armstrong

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13549959 Charlotte Armstrong
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777846 Edgar Allan Poe
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13549972 Evelyn Anthony
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13751049 Friedrich Ani
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13776143 Gottfried August Bürger

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13493803 Guysel Amalrik
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13330122 H. C. Artmann
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550013 Ivo Andric
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13549994 Jakob Arjouni
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13436052 Jane Austen

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777906 Jane Austen
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550021 Joan Aiken
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13751010 Jo Ann Endicott
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13734896 Kathrin Aehnlich
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13428487 Kristiane Allert-Wybranietz

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13259407 Lili Aschoff
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777856 Manfred G. Abel
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13734906 Margaret Atwood
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13550000 Robert A. Heinlein
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13337220 Ursula Adam

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777500 Virginia C. Andrews
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13751036 Wystan Hugh Auden
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1. Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13788477/ (trade paperback)
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1- Http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654562 Descartes for begynnere. Trade PB
2- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654714 Senor Peregrino. Trade PB
3- http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654706 Historien om Pi. Trade PB.

All with release photo.
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2. The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12256036/ (Trade-sized book)
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I think I got the Trade PB and Mass Market PB concept correct---interesting and fun theme!

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12091483?... No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins CLARK (Trade PB)

2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12091479?... You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins CLARK (Mass Market PB)

3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12091370?... The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins CLARK (Mass Market PB)

4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12091484?... A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins CLARK (Mass Market PB)

5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12091496?... Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins CLARK (Mass Market PB)
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13787798/
The Firm

Also in the Movie Books Challenge.

This is a trade paperback. If it was a "premium" (tall and skinny) paperback, I would dump it, errm, I mean, give it away in a heartbeat. I hate those things, and have never bought one except by accident.
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In the US, on the 18th we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, a man who peacefully demonstrated to try to right a dreadful wrong more than 100 years after Abraham Lincoln freed the blacks from slavery, and eventually paid the ultimate price for those demonstrations (as did others, black and white).

To honor his birth and struggle, we will release books written by African or black authors or about African or black figures. They do not have to be American black authors.
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Good theme for the holiday weekend that some will be celebrating by attending the parades and such. I think I have a Maya Angelou to release for this one...maybe near the parade route! ; )
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2. Rawhiders of the Brasada by L.L. Foreman
BCID 13809854 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809854/

3. Last Hanging at Paradise Meadow by Stephen Bly
BCID 13809856 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809856/
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the book travelled on the truck route.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13461766 The Moscow Vector
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the book travelled on the truck route.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13461766 The Moscow Vector

WTG, uppity!
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the book travelled on the truck route.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13461766 The Moscow Vector

Nice! (But it looks like your HTML is a little wonky...)
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Nice! (But it looks like your HTML is a little wonky...)


Yup. I doubt you mean for param name="bgcolor" value="#ffcc00"/>" to show.
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Nice! (But it looks like your HTML is a little wonky...)


Yup. I doubt you mean for param name="bgcolor" value="#ffcc00"/>" to show.

All it takes is one wrong (or missing or extra) character: happens to me often enough. :s
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Good theme for the holiday weekend that some will be celebrating by attending the parades and such. I think I have a Maya Angelou to release for this one...maybe near the parade route! ; )


Sorry, Secretariat. Been dealing with yet another health issue and didn't get out to the downtown area around the Main Library and Art Center to make any Martin Luther King Jr. Day releases on the benches along the parade route like I wanted to. Will work on completing the task prior to your anything goes round. ; )
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Sorry, Secretariat. Been dealing with yet another health issue and didn't get out to the downtown area around the Main Library and the Art Center to make any Martin Luther King Jr. Day releases on the benches along the parade route like I wanted to. Will work on completing the task prior to your anything goes round. ; )


Health is considerably more important. You still have time to release through midnight Saturday or, as you suggest, the quarter re-do. Hope healthwise everything turns out well.
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Health is considerably more important. You still have time to release through midnight Saturday or, as you suggest, the quarter re-do. Hope healthwise everything turns out well.


Thank you...on both counts. ; ) I won't be able to release before the deadline to make an impact for the MLK theme for this one, but there will be other events before summer. There's a fabulous self-guided permanent sculpture collection downtown and the parade route would have travelled along part of that route, so I had hoped to release a book by each sculpture...the Maya Angelou...and a few others. There are even statues of people that actually sit on some of the benches! http://www.downtownmesa.com/sculptures
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13819722 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13784576 Mørk kyst by Peter Temple. Trade PB.
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Varghese http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13652022/
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This American could figure it out easy enough. These are those dang paperbacks that don't line up in the "for release" boxes nice and tidy with the mass market ones because they're a smidge too long, when I line them up on their sides, titles out. So, they need to go on the end of the line up! Here's one:

Kisser http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672317/

Edited to add - I didn't read all the chatter about week 2 first, before beating the clock for releasing at the train station today (the office closes at 2:30p). Interesting to read how things are published elsewhere.

I just know from my own perspective that I have different boxes for the different sizes of books, that I stash on their edges, so I can quickly scan the titles on the spine for matches for this release.

However, when I pull a box of books in preparation for a release month, I feel like I'm playing tetris with the paperbacks (and the few hardbacks that I have), because they not all the same length - now I know why!
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10362898 The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13757643/ Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator: A Mystery [trade paper]

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672910/ A Fistful of Collars: A Chet and Bernie Mystery [trade paper]

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13770150/ Sarah's Key [trade paper]

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692667/ Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog [trade paper]

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13687800/ Firefly Lane [trade paper]

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13688765/ The Glass Castle: A Memoir [trade paper]

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13259965/ The Miracle at Speedy Motors [trade paper]

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469745/ Pet Clean-up Made Easy: Tackle Any Pet Mess, Any Time, in a Snap - from Stains and Smells to Fleas and Furballs [trade paper]

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13708939/ Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back [trade paper]

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469617/ Medea [trade paper]

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13695338/ One Shot: A Reacher Novel [tall mass market]

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13707238 The House on Harrigan's Hill: A Novel [trade paper]

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699470/ The Shack [trade paper]

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13725459/ How to Sell Your House in Tough Times [trade paper]

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13724938/ Safe Haven [trade paper]

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13783408/ Life of Pi [trade paper]

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13636514/ How to Clean Practically Anything [trade paper]

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13627340/ The Scarlet Letter [trade paper]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13722453/ The Blue Moon Erotic Reader II [trade paper]

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13713549/ Fifty Shades of Grey [trade paper]

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625163/ Water Street [trade paper]

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13659518/ A Gold Digger's Guide: How to Get What You Want, Without Giving it Up [trade paper]

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692374/ Million Dollar Baby: Stories from the Corner [trade paper]

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13718775/ For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf [trade paper]

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13693573/ Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel [tall mass market]
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26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469691/ Cry, the Beloved Country [trade paper]

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7372284/ Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders [trade paper]

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13753313/ Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders [trade paper]

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13637093/ The First Patient: A Novel [tall mass market]

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660859/ First Family: A Novel [tall mass market]

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13648990/ How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight [trade paper]

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13657999/ Amber Brown Sees Red [trade paper]

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13649556/ The Global Economic Crisis The Great Depression of the XXI Century [trade paper]

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13791418/ How to Clean Practically Anything [trade paper]

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13800874/ Life of Pi [trade paper]

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778721/ The Glass Castle: A Memoir [trade paper]

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654096/ Kinsey and Me: Stories [tall mass market]

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13664001/ Life of Pi [trade paper]

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13688927/ Irish Red [trade paper]

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672470/ Anyone Can Do It [trade paper]

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13625428/ The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel [trade paper]

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13692454/ War Trash [trade paper]


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Wild release with photo
Trade and premium paperbacks\

5. Cry Ohana - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13810338
Large trade paperback
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1. Yesterday I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13398334/ (Black Author)
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African/African American authors & stories
Wild release with photo

1. The Skin I'm In - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13812170
African American author & characters
Author's website: http://www.sharongflake.com
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African/African American authors & stories
Wild release with photo

1. The Skin I'm In - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13812170
African American author & characters
Author's website: http://www.sharongflake.com

Apparently caught by someone from the Netherlands!
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Well, I finally decided to just count the two english books I was able to pick up, register and release on my Heidelberg trip. There would have been a good number of matching english books in my stock as well, but I didn't see a good opportunity for releasing english books after returning home. So here we are:

http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777937
http://bookcrossing.com/---/13777977
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A bunch of paperbacks that were oddball sizes, too tall for their width or vice versa.

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423057 "Mary Barton"
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137866 "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon"
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807013 "Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs"
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11423010 "Walden"
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807016 "Emergence"
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11021053 "The Grass Is Singing"
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807019 "A Disobedient Girl"
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807017 "The Other Nuremberg"
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807020 "The Wandering Falcon"
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13807015 "Word Freak"
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137870 "The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray"
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137835 "A Book of Puzzlements"
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137883 "How the Irish Became White"
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137824 "Nothing Sacred"
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137895 "The People's Act of Love"
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13137868 "The Essence of the Holy Days"
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7972686 "Look Homeward, Angel"

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