A bunkoban (文庫版) edition refers to a tankōbon printed in bunko format, or a typical Japanese novel-sized volume.
Bunkoban are generally A6 size (105 × 148 mm) and thicker than tankōbon and, in the case of manga, usually have a new cover designed specifically for the release.
What’s the difference between a paperback and a mass market paperback?
They generally are 5″ wide x 8 ” long x 1″ in depth. Mass Market paperbacks are smaller and generally are 4″ x 6.5″ with varied depths. I prefer the Paperback Editions. Paperbacks also called Trade Paperbacks are larger but seldom as big as a hard cover…
What is paperback and hardcover in Amazon?
The difference is in their binding. Hardbounds have a thick cardboard cover whereas Paperbacks have a thin flexible cover. Hardbound copies are good for collection and gifting someone as they are more durable. They are also more expensive. Paperbacks are for mass-market publications.
What is Tankobon hardcover?
Tankōbon (単行本, “independent/standalone book”) is the Japanese term for a book that is complete in itself and is not part of a series or corpus. In modern Japan, though, it is most often used in reference to individual volumes of a single manga, as opposed to magazines (雑誌 zasshi), which feature multiple series.
What is the size of a mass market paperback book?
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply. This means that they are smaller, usually 4 inches wide by 7 inches tall, and the text is in a smaller font. These smaller sized books are often called pocket books, and they do fit easily into a purse or a back pocket.