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When did paperback books appear for the first time?

Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

Many references on paperbacks will tell youthatthe first mass-market paperback everissuedwas The Good Earth, by Pearl S Buck, in 1938.Actually, ofcourse, paperbacks have been around a lot longerthan that– as early, in fact, as the 17th Century in FranceandGermany.

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Then, when was the first paperback book made?

The publication of the modern paperback beganin1935, with the publication of the first ten"Penguin"books.

Furthermore, how long until a book comes out in paperback? Some publishers release the paperback a yearafterthe hardback comes out, especially with popularmass-marketbooks expected to have high sales. Hardbackshave much higherprofit margins than paperbacks. Somepublishers release thepaperback six months after pubdate.

Also asked, why are books released in hardcover first?

The Reason Books Are Published inHardcoverFirst When you really love a book, or just scored a newonethat you're dying to read, it can be thrilling to pick up asmooth,shiny hardcover copy that creaks a little bit whenyou openit.

When did books become common?

The book in codex form and printed on paper, asweknow it today, dates from the 15th century. Booksprintedbefore January 1, 1501, are called incunables. The spreadingofbook printing all over Europe occurred relativelyquickly,but most books were still printed inLatin.

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