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Main article: "Trade paperback (comics)

Trade paperbacks are often used to reprint several issues of a "comic series in one volume, usually an important storyline or the entire series itself, and the name "trade paperback" has become synonymous with a collection of reprinted material. "Graphic novels may also be printed in trade paperback form. Publishers sometimes release popular collections first in a hardback form, followed by a trade paperback months later. Examples include "Marvel Comics' "Secret War and "DC Comics' "Watchmen among many others.

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  1. ^ See, for example, the "Tauchnitz editions.
  2. ^ a b c d Wilson-Fletcher, Honor (2001-08-11). "Why Size Matters". "The Guardian. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 
  3. ^ The British Library - Aspects of the Victorian book
  4. ^ The British Library - Yellowbacks - The Parlour Library
  5. ^ The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, volume 6 1830–1914, edited by David McKitterick, "ISBN 0521866243
  6. ^ The British Library - Yellowbacks - Routledge's Railway Library.
  7. ^ Roger, Christine (2008). La Réception de Shakespeare en Allemagne De 1815 À 1850: Propagation Et Assimilation de la Référence Étrangère [The reception od Shakespeare in Germany from 1815 to 1850: the spread and assimilation of foreign reference material]. Contacts. Série 1, Theatrica (in French). 24. "Peter Lang. p. 206. "ISBN "9783039104222. Retrieved 2013-02-17. Anton Philipp Reclam (1807-1896) fit paraître à partir d'octobre 1857 les Œeuvres complètes de Shakespeare au prix de vente de 1 Thaler et demi pour l'édition brochée at illustrée en douze volumes. [Anton Philipp Reclam (1807-1896) published from October 1857 the Complete Works of Shakespeare at a retail price of one and a half Thalers for the paper-bound and illustrated edition in twelve volumes] 
  8. ^ Fischer, Steven Roger (2004). History of Reading. Globalities Series. "Reaktion Books. p. 282. "ISBN "9781861892096. Retrieved 2013-02-17. [...] in 1867, with the coming into force of the constitution of the Northern German Federation [...], works by German authors deceased for 30 years or more officially became public domain. Entire libraries of very cheap paperback editions of German classics immediately flooded the market. And so Reclam, too, extended his paperback idea with the new series 'Universal-Bibliothek' (Universal Library') [...]. Thousands of titles eventually followed, which included nearly all the world's great literature. In this way, and despite most Western countries' imitations, Reclam paperbacks became the world's foremost paperback series. 
  9. ^ McCleery, Alistair. “The Return of the Publisher to Book History: The Case of Allen Lane.” Book History. 5 (2002): 161-185. JSTOR. Web. 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ Korda, Michael (1999). Another life : a memoir of other people (1st ed.). New York: Random House. "ISBN "0679456597. 
  11. ^ Mercer, Ben. “The Paperback Revolution: Mass-circulation Books and the Cultural Origins of 1968 in Western Europe.” Journal of the History of Ideas. 72.4 (2011): 613-636. JSTOR. Web. 10 October 2015.
  12. ^ Crider. Bill. "Paperback Originals," The Mystery Readers Newsletter, 1971
  13. ^ Appelbaum, Yoni (10 September 2014). "Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II". The Atlantic. 
  14. ^ Flint, Eric. Jim Baen's Universe (e-zine) "Eric Flint (ed.), ed. "Column: Salvos Against Big Brother; article: 'The Economics of Writing'". Retrieved 2007-10-17. "Mother of Demons was published in September 1997, and it was only published in a mass-market paperback edition, as was the standard practice at the time for first novels. 

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