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    Do we call paper back for the books with soft paper as cover? Then how about those with hard cover?

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    Paperback is written as one word.

    According to the New York Times, hardcover is written as one word too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: paper back

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Do we call paperback for the books with soft paper as covers? Then how about those with hard covers?

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    Paperback books have stiff paper covers.

    Those with hard covers are hardbacks.

    Rover

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