midlist

[ mid-list ]
/ ˈmɪdˌlɪst /

noun

the part of a publisher's sales list of newly or recently published books consisting of titles that are expected to have average sales or success, as compared to the frontlist.

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Origin of midlist

First recorded in 1980–85; mid- + list1
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British Dictionary definitions for midlist

mid-list

noun

  1. a section of a publisher's list containing those books that are not bestsellers
  2. (as modifier)a mid-list writer See also backlist, front list
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