from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hardcover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A book with a solid binding.
- adj. Having a solid binding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having rigid front and back covers, usually boards covered with paper, cloth, or leather; -- of books. Contrasted with
- n. A book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers; a hardcover book. Compare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fish of the genus Callichthys; any catfish of the family Loricariidæ, found in the fresh waters of South America.
- n. In the British West Indies and British Guiana, any large beetle, especially one of the larger Scarabæidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
- adj. having a hard back or cover
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But I rarely buy hardbacks, so Amazon's $9.99 for ebooks that are still out only in hardback is not a big temptation for me.
Just a quick post to say that the German version of Vellum is now available in hardback from the independent press, Shayol.
The cover of the hardback is lovely, but apparently this is being held responsible for the book not having met its expectations (code for marketing budget?) in hardback, so the jacket will be receiving a lot of design attention for the paperback.
Books just flying out of the doors and Marie up into the twenty-somethings on the best seller lists with a first novel in hardback, that is amazing.
They will be many different ISBNs against the same title hardback, paperback, audio CD, large print, ebooks etc.
I reached the point where the only ones I did not have in hardback were Volumes 1, 2 and 5.
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, edited and introduced by Tolkien's son Christopher, will be published in hardback in May 2009 and was written in the 1920s, before The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. [via File 770]
I later acquired copies of all John Boyd's novels in hardback first editions.
Now consider how many of those new acquisitions will become full converts and buy their books new, even in hardback, and the benefits of the used book market start to surface in a very meaningful way.
The Last Reef was originally published in hardback and paperback by Elastic Press in August 2008.