I underestimated how big they would be. They’re actually longer, page-wise, than the e-book, in the three hundreds, and pretty tightly spaced. As you can see, it’s also on the larger end of paperback sizes. At least that gives me a good idea of what to expect for my longer novels. Yikes. The mini-bac is there for comparison. The book is thicker than the bac.
It is truly surreal to see my words filling a book. I turn the pages, and I recognize this part and that part and that part, holy shit it’s all mine. And it’s published. It’s hard to get that solidly through my head in the e-world, in part because I put stuff out digitally all the time.
The trade paperback makes it real.