Selling books

my question is : when selling books, the pricing for paperback books is for some reason a lot lower than the mass market prices even though the mass market books are supposedly of lesser quality. why is this ?

@Dennis_Scheurich I would assume it is a supply/demand issue. I’m not sure what the demand between traditional paperback and mass market is but I would imagine there is less demand for the mass market based off your statement and some Amazon forum threads.

Just like any other listing with variations, sellers are going to gravitate to the highest selling variation and prices are going to drop as a result.

hello mitch. thanks for the quick response. that makes sense. i never thought of it that way.

Anytime @Dennis_Scheurich. Do you have any other theories as to why this would be? It would be nice if some others with experience in selling books would chime in here.