Definition of backlist
: a list of books kept in print as distinguished from books newly published
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Third-party sellers were in the buy box for more than 10 percent of the backlist titles Lubart has reviewed.
With the demise of Borders and the decline of Barnes & Noble, backlist—i.e.
At stake is whether traditional publishers own the rights to the hundreds of thousands of backlist titles under contract prior to 1990.
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