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  • Paperback
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  • Paperback refers to a kind of book binding by which paper pages are bound together with a thick paper cover, unlike a hardcover. Paperbacks include cheap mass market paperbacks, in the standard "pocketbook" format generally printed on newsprint or other low quality paper and more expensive trade paperbacks in larger formats printed on better quality paper.
  • thumb|right|Paperback book with a green cover A paperback (also known as not hardback or paper cover) 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, deerbacks, dime novels, and bearback novels. Most modern paperbacks are either "[[wikipedia:#Mass-market paperback|mass-market paperbacks]]" or "[[wikipedia:#Trade paperback|trade paperbacks]]".
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  • thumb|right|Paperback book with a green cover A paperback (also known as not hardback or paper cover) 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, deerbacks, dime novels, and bearback novels. Most modern paperbacks are either "[[wikipedia:#Mass-market paperback|mass-market paperbacks]]" or "[[wikipedia:#Trade paperback|trade paperbacks]]". Paperback editions of books are issued when a publisher decides to release a book in a low-cost format. Cheap paper, glued bindings, and the lack of a hard cover contribute to the inherent low cost of paperbacks. Paperbacks can be the preferred medium when a book is not expected to be a major seller, or in other situations where the publisher wishes to release a book without putting forth a large investment. Examples include many novels, and newer editions or reprintings of older books. Since hardcovers tend to have a larger profit margin, many publishers try to balance the profit to be made by selling fewer hardcovers against the potential profit to be made by selling more paperbacks with a smaller profit per unit. First editions of many modern books, especially genre fiction, are issued in paperback. Best-selling books, on the other hand, may maintain sales in hardcover for an extended period in order to reap the greater profits that the hardcovers provide.
  • Paperback refers to a kind of book binding by which paper pages are bound together with a thick paper cover, unlike a hardcover. Paperbacks include cheap mass market paperbacks, in the standard "pocketbook" format generally printed on newsprint or other low quality paper and more expensive trade paperbacks in larger formats printed on better quality paper.
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