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esquire56
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-20-2009
iN BOOKS, WHAT IS HARDCOVER TRADE CLOTH?

I have same problem, what is it?

It appeears to be a dodge so some sellers can list books that are probably book club editions without admitting it. and buyers are not getting retail editions unless they ask first; and then it is up to a seller to say whether it's retail or book club.

esquire56
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gailandzoo
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-06-2004
Answered
in reply to esquire56

I'm a book seller and I recently found that EBAY is designating my hardcover books as Trade Cloth. I came in here looking for what or why. I don't even know what it is or why it had to change. I describe my books as Hardcover or Softcover paperbacks. Amazon isn't changing their descriptions.

mr_lees_deals
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Posts: 7,614
Registered: ‎12-06-2005
Answered
in reply to esquire56

Trade cloth is the cover of the cardboard on hard cover books sold in stores. As opposed to the more durable bindings and covers used for high usage books such as in libraries.

It seems the term is now becomming common even though it's not new. It has nothing to do with book club editions.

 

LC

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lynnscollectiblesnstuff
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Posts: 1,612
Registered: ‎06-28-2010
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in reply to esquire56

ask the seller