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The paper sleeve protecting hardback books.

Librarians have a habit of discarding the jacket on receipt of a new title, hence why some publishers put little effort into the jacket design or they issue the title in a plain cloth format (without a jacket). This is explained in greater detail here.

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 why publishers may put little value on jackets (and often covers).

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  1. November 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

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