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A book format dominant in the 20th century, characterized by inexpensive materials, a low purchase price, portability, and widespread distribution. In the English-speaking world, its ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
987 words

... A book format dominant in the 20 th century, characterized by inexpensive materials, a low purchase price, portability, and widespread distribution. In the English-speaking world, its production is currently divided into two main sectors: the ‘A format’ mass-market paperback , approximately 7×4 1 4 in. (17.8×10.8cm), reserved for cheaply made, standardized genre fiction; and the ‘B format’ or *trade paperback , about 8×5 1 4 in. (20.3×13.3cm) in size, most often used for serious literature and non-fiction which is also available in hardcover. The...

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A Dictionary of Publishing

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
191 words

...paperback publishing A business model mainly found in consumer or trade publishing at a time when publishers were either hardback or mass-market paperback houses, but rarely both. In this model, a hardback publisher would acquire the hardback and paperback rights to an author’s work with the intention of selling the paperback rights on to a paperback publisher. The paperback publisher would publish the paperback edition, usually a year or so later, in large quantities, at a low price, paying a royalty to the hardback publisher on each copy sold. This model...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
311 words

... Poets , a series initiated by UQP in 1970 , presented a wide range of contemporary Australian poetry. The first series of eighteen books, mostly edited by Roger McDonald , was published 1970–73 , and comprised David Malouf 's Bicycle and Other Poems ( 1970 ), Michael Dransfield 's Streets of the Long Voyage ( 1970 ), Rodney Hall 's Heaven, in a Way ( 1970 ), Andrew Taylor 's The Cool Change ( 1970 ), Geoff Page and Philip Roberts 's Two Poets: The Question and Single Eye ( 1971 ), J. S. Harry 's The Deer under the Skin ( 1971 ), ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
113 words

... • hatchback • saddleback • camelback • flashback , splashback • fatback • hardback • halfback • fastback • redback • shellback • setback , wetback • bareback • payback , playback • tailback , whaleback • zwieback • feedback • greenback • sweepback • leaseback • switchback • kickback • stickleback • slingback , wingback • piggyback • dieback , tieback • fightback , right-back • softback • clawback , drawback • talkback • callback , fallback • horseback • outback • blowback , throwback • rollback • yellowback • crookback • ...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: German-English (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
14 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
20 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
17 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
66 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
7 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
19 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
77 words
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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
26 words
‘Paperback Writer’

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

...Paperback Writer’ . A humorous song about ambition by The Beatles , credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released in Britain in June 1966 . The ‘paperback writer’ of the title is a naively aspiring writer who wishes to tempt a publisher into accepting his novel (‘Dear sir or madam, will you read my book/ It took me years to write, will you take a look?’). The allusion in the fourth line of the lyric (‘It's based on a novel by a man named Lear’) is to the nonsense writer Edward Lear ( 1812–88...

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A book format dominant in the 20th century, characterized by inexpensive materials, a low purchase price, portability, and widespread distribution. In the English-speaking world, its production is ...
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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

Reference type:
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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,127 words

...Books paperback originals, as did Richard Stark 's Parker series. MacDonald's Travis McGee series and Donald Hamilton 's Matt Helm spy series were both Fawcett paperback originals. A measure of the paperback impact on the genre may be seen in the rediscovery and reprinting of authors like Thompson and Rabe, who are well-known not because of earlier hardback books but rather for classic volumes originally issued by paperback houses. To this day publishers and readers alike are willing to invest in the work of new authors printed in paperback. Piet...

Paperback Poets

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A series initiated by UQP in 1970, presented a wide range of contemporary Australian poetry. The first series of eighteen books, mostly edited by Roger McDonald, was published 1970–73, and ...

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