all the books of a publisher that are kept in print over a relatively long period of time
to include in a backlist
A publisher's list of older titles kept in print.
transitive verbback·list·ed, back·list·ing, back·lists
To place (a title) on a backlist.
(third-person singular simple present backlists, present participle backlisting, simple past and past participle backlisted)
- To hold back a student's application (to a college etc.) based on whether a preferred candidate declines their offer.
- I have not heard back from the college yet: I must have been backlisted.
- (publishing) To place (a book) on a backlist.
- (publishing) A list of older books available from a publisher, as opposed to the frontlist of more recent titles.