backlist








noun

  1. the books that a publisher has kept in print over several years, as distinguished from newly issued titles.

adjective

  1. Also back·list·ed. placed or maintained on a backlist.

verb (used with object)

  1. to place on a backlist.

noun

  1. a publisher’s previously published books that are still availableSee also front list, mid-list
n.

1946, in publishing, from back (adj.) + list (n.). As a verb, “to put on the back list,” from 1983. Related: Backlisted.

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