A paperback , also known as a softcover or softback , 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, plastic or leather. The pages on the inside are made of paper. Inexpensive books bound in paper have existed since at least the 19th century in such forms as pamphlets , yellowbacks , dime novels , and airport novels. In the U.
Similar to LP album covers, the long term value of paperback books is at least in part due to the cover artwork. Most major book publishers had one or two staff artists that created art work for the covers in an attempt to sell more books. Like collecting other collectibles, do not treat this as an investment although the rare and scare titles do tend to increase in value. The value of collectible paperback books is similar to any other collectible.
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