You continue to ignore the question of what makes a TPB worth the excessive price. Whether a movie is ninety minutes or two and a half hours I'm paying the same $9.75 to get in. MMPB are between 70,000 and 125,000 words and are softcover for X price. TPB are slightly larger in size, between 70,000 and 125,000 words and are softcover for nearly twice the price.
Still softcover, but with better quality paper (acid-free, so no yellowing), better binding, and (in my experience) a better chance at showing up at the bookstore undamaged (unlike all eighteen local copies of Losing the Peace
I don't know. I was disappointed in the quality of Pocket's Night of the Dragon
. The paper quality was low, and the cover felt exceedingly cheap. I would hope that that was an outlier, and that if Pocket did go with trades for future Trek
books, they would be more like Treason
or the Mirror
anthos (which are all sturdy and well-made) than like Night of the Dragon
EDIT: Night of the Dragon
, by the way, is a World of WarCraft
novel. Just wanted to clarify.