Definition of backlist in English:

backlist

Line breaks: back|list
Pronunciation: /ˈbaklɪst
 
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noun

A publisher’s list of books published before the current season and still in print: [as modifier]: backlist titles
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  • This litigation will determine whether print publishers also hold e-book rights for the books that are part of their active backlist published prior to the time when contracts became explicit about e-book rights.
  • The genteel 19 th-century world of publishing in which boutique publishing houses lovingly cultivated their backlists has been overwhelmed by 21 st-century conglomerates who want a profit and want it now.
  • For many years there has been a growing sense that book publishing has taken a wrong turn - that its constant emphasis on new titles is leading to short-term thinking and neglect of the established titles on the backlists.

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