Hardcover

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).wikipedia
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Book

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).
If the book is a hardback its path through the bindery will involve more points of activity than if it is a paperback.

International Standard Book Number

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Following the ISBN sequence numbers, books of this type may be identified by the abbreviation Hbk.
For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN.

Paperback

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Hardcover books are often printed on acid-free paper, and they are much more durable than paperbacks, which have flexible, easily damaged paper covers. For very popular books these sales cycles may be extended, and followed by a mass market paperback edition typeset in a more compact size and printed on shallower, less hardy paper. An example is the novel The Judgment of Paris by Gore Vidal, which had its revised edition of 1961 first published in paperback, and later in hardcover.
In contrast, hardcover or hardback books are bound with cardboard covered with cloth, plastic or leather.

Bookbinding

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).
A hardcover, hardbound or hardback book has rigid covers and is stitched in the spine.

Paper

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).
Book publishers tend to use acid-free paper, made from fully bleached chemical pulps for hardback and trade paperback books.

Paperboard

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).

Buckram

A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).

Textile

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A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather).

Acid-free paper

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Hardcover books are often printed on acid-free paper, and they are much more durable than paperbacks, which have flexible, easily damaged paper covers.

Dust jacket

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Hardcovers are frequently protected by artistic dust jackets, but a "jacketless" alternative has increased in popularity: these "paper-over-board" or "jacketless hardcover" bindings forgo the dust jacket in favor of printing the cover design directly onto the board binding.

Typesetting

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For very popular books these sales cycles may be extended, and followed by a mass market paperback edition typeset in a more compact size and printed on shallower, less hardy paper.

Gore Vidal

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An example is the novel The Judgment of Paris by Gore Vidal, which had its revised edition of 1961 first published in paperback, and later in hardcover.

Academic publishing

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Books for the general public are usually printed in hardback only for authors who are expected to be successful, or as a precursor to the paperback to predict sale levels; however, many academic books are often only published in hardcover editions.

Blurb

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On the folded part, or flap, over the front cover is generally a blurb, or a summary of the book.

Biography

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The back flap is where the biography of the author can be found.

Unearthed Arcana

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Unearthed Arcana (abbreviated UA) is the title shared by two hardback books published for different editions of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

The Official Marvel Graphic Novel Collection

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The series is a collection of special edition hardback graphic novel, collecting all the parts in a story-arc for one of Marvel's best known superheroes, often a fan-favourite or "important" story from Marvel comics lore.

The Power of Shazam!

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The Power of Shazam! is a 1994 hardcover graphic novel, written and painted by Jerry Ordway for DC Comics.

Avalon Books

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It issued much of the hardcover material in the genre during the period, particularly in the earlier portion.

Journals (Cobain)

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It was published in hardcover by Riverhead Books in November 2002, and in paperback by Riverhead Books in November 2003.

Three Score and Ten

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The album consists of a hardback book containing the seven CDs and a paper insert detailing the Topic release list, complemented by a card insert to balance the release list.