backlist

[ bak-list ]
/ ˈbækˌlɪst /

noun

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

adjective

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

verb (used with object)

to place on a backlist.

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Origin of backlist

First recorded in 1945–50; back2 + list1
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backlist
/ (ˈbækˌlɪst) /

noun

a publisher's previously published books that are still availableSee also front list, mid-list
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