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A publisher's list of older titles kept in print.
tr.v. back·list·ed, back·list·ing, back·lists
To place (a title) on a backlist.
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1. the books that a publisher has kept in print over several years, as distinguished from newly issued titles.v.t.
2. to place on a backlist.
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backlist- Older books kept in print by a publisher.
See also related terms for published.
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