What is paperback?


A paperback (also known as softback or softcover) is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples. In contrast, hardcover or hardback books are bound with cardboard covered with cloth; although more expensive, hardbacks are more durable. Inexpensive books bound in paper have existed since at least the 19th century in such forms as pamphlets, yellowbacks, dime novels and airport novels. Most modern paperbacks are either "mass-market paperbacks" or "trade paperbacks".

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Major Paperback Publishers
... Publications Fawcett/Gold Medal HarperCollins Lancer Books Paperback Library Penguin Books Pocket Books Popular Library Pyramid Books Scholastic Corporation ...
Stuart Weir - Publications
... Politico's Guide to Electoral Reform in Britain (Paperback ed.) ... power and democratic control in Britain the Democratic Audit of the United Kingdom (Paperback ed.) ... Voices of the People Popular Attitudes to Democratic Renewal in Britain (Paperback ed.) ...
... released in hardcover on November 2, 2004, and in trade paperback on November 1, 2005 ... A paperback edition was released in September, 2006 ... series, Shadowplay was published on March 6, 2007 in hardcover and on March 4, 2008 in paperback in both the USA and the UK ...
Mode Series - Novels
... Ace-Putnam Publication date February 1991 Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback) Pages 323 (paperback edition) ISBN ISBN 978-0-441-86503-1 (paperback edition) OCLC Number 24895560 Followed by ...
Colin Spencer - Works - Cookery Books
1980, Robin Clark, (paperback), ISBN 0-86072-035-7, ISBN 978-0-86072-035-5 ... Colin Spencer's Vegetarian Wholefood Cookbook, 1985, Panther Books, 1985, Panther/Granada, (paperback), ISBN 0-586-06316-1, ISBN 978-0-586-06316-3. 1991, Thorsons (2nd revised edition, paperback), ISBN 0-7225-2621-0 ISBN 9780722526217 ...

More definitions of "paperback":

  • (adj): (of books) having a flexible binding.
    Synonyms: paperbacked

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