The design of a book generally doesn't matter to me. But there was one instance that I was annoyed by a new format for a paperback from a series that I follow. If you're an avid romance novel reader you may have seen this format already. I one saw a Nora Roberts title in this format maybe a year ago. This paperback is slightly taller than the regular one and on the front cover it says: "Specifically designed for comfortable reading". Funny, I wasn't more comfortable reading it compared to the regular paperback. The other thing that bothered me about it was the price which was about $10. Why not just make it into a hardcover? I'm glad though that the new format hasn't been popular because I haven't seen it at Walmart.