One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & noun
- another term for paperback
- ‘Soon all 225 hardbacks and 3,000 softbacks were sold and Saint Piran Press was busy printing more.’
- ‘I always try and take a couple of softback page-turners on holiday with me, especially if I have a long flight in store.’
- ‘The 22nd edition of The Good Pub Guide is published in softback by Ebury Press, price £14.99.’
- ‘There was also a ‘shop’ area in the entrance hall, which sold a multitude of softback booklets and a few hardback books.’
- ‘Most of the feedback is personal and anecdotal, but practitioners at the bench found the books extremely helpful; they were so heavily used that the softback format was not durable enough and hardly any copies of Part I are left.’
- ‘In addition to these tabloid-sized softbacks, Pekar writes reviews for newspapers and magazines.’
- ‘The book is available in softback at E25 and hardback at E40.’
- ‘For a softback, £17.99 seems a bit steep, until you look at the contents.’
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