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Printed paper case (PPC)

An alternative to cloth casing for hardbacks in which a paperback-like cover (but on much thinner paper) is glued on to the stiff boards and laminated in place. As a result, no protective jacket is necessary.

Subversive publishers like NIAS Press prefer hardbacks with a printed paper case so that librarians are unable to throw away the outer soul of the book, which they could (and would) do if it were a jacket they were dealing with. There are good reasons for this attitude, however, as you will see by reading the below-mentioned post.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on book covers.

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