I had to run to the store on my lunch break today and I stopped by the books (of course) to see what they had. And I noticed there were these weird size books. The "new" size is more square looking. I found the same book in both sizes "old" and "new" and put them side by side to take a pic.
The size is more noticeable in width than height.
I showed a co-worker the pic. She asked if the inside print was different. I told her I didn't look (I was in a hurry and didn't think about that).
If you look at the top picture you can see there is a price difference.
The pictured book (Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos) is published by Avon. So I don't know if that publisher is changing sizes or if others are doing it too. There was about 6 different titles that was this size but I didn't think to look to see if they were published by Avon also.
I looked it up on Amazon and found this:
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (2008)
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
Could it just be Mass Market vs. Paperback?
I've heard of Trade and Mass but I never really knew the difference.
What do you guys think or know about this?