A trade edition is an edition sold in bookstores. It is made available to the trade for resale hence the name. If a book was not sold in bookstores it is not a trade edition.
Originally Posted by jhanic
Cemetery Dance = First edition
Scribner = First trade edition
I think the Scribner has a place in the catalog. Second printings do not.
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1st trade used to be first sold in bookstores, but bookstores are almost nonexistent.
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