- the books that a publisher has kept in print over several years, as distinguished from newly issued titles.
- Also back·list·ed. placed or maintained on a backlist.
- to place on a backlist.
Origin of backlist
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The motto of this column is that the backlist is for weenies.Do I Have to Read Committed?
January 30, 2010
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Word Origin and History for backlist
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