The first paperback edition of the Lord of the Rings was unauthorized, as Tolkien refused to have anything to do with "so degenerate a form" as the paperback book. kirkusreviews.com/news-an…
The lyrics of "Paperback Writer" actually show a bad pitch of a book - reasons for the pitch's low quality include not telling enough about the plot, revealing the writer's desperation, making outlandish claims and showing that the book is unfinished. nathanbransford.com/blog/…
Stephen King's 1974 novel, Carrie, was rejected by 30 publishers before Doubleday bought it and paid him a $2,500 advance. The hardcover sold only 13,000 copies, but Signet bought the paperback rights for $400,000, finally allowing King to quit teaching and become a full-time writer. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Paul McCartney wrote Paperback Writer when one of his aunts asked him to write "a single that wasn't about love". When he saw Ringo Starr reading a book, he decided that the single would be about a book. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
In 1974 Stephen King sold the publishing rights to his first novel, β€œCarrie,” for $2500 plus royalties. One year later the paperback version was sold for $400,000 plus royalties. wjbq.com/a-umaine-student…
From 1980 to 1983, there were two National Book Award Winners for Fiction per year: one for paperback, one for hardcover. nationalbook.org/national…
The first US paperback edition of The Princess Bride featured a swords-and-sorcery style Princess Buttercup. It was so wrong for the book that the print run was stopped early and an all-text cover quickly substituted. io9.gizmodo.com/5894777/t…
Founded in 1962, the African Writers Series created a forum for many post-independence African writers and provided texts that African universities could use to address colonial bias. The books were printed solely in paperback to make them affordable for African students goodbooksafrica.com/2014/…
During WWII, the US Armed Services published over 122 Million Paperback editions of more than 1300 different books, to provide entertainment to servicemen overseas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
The Bantam paperback edition of Jaws was banned in Boston β€” because the swimming woman shown on the cover was naked gizmodo.com/the-bizarre-s…
In the first three months of 2016, audiobook sales rose 35 percent, paperback books grew 6 percent, but E-book sales fell 21 percent. newsroom.publishers.org/p…
Paperbacks were originally called and marketed as "Pocket Books" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
Nearly 50% of all paperback books sold in the US are romance novels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
There is a fragrance company that makes scents like paperback, mildew, pizza and sawdust. demeterfragrance.com/7041…
The NFL rule book is 121 pages long, 18 pages longer than the paperback version of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck nfl.info/download/2012med…
All paperback copies of the Old Farmer's Almanac comes with a hole in the top left. This was so it could hang by a nail...in your outhouse. sparselysageandtimely.com…
When Marvel Comics writer Mark Gruenwald died, his ashes were mixed in with the ink used to print the first printings of a paperback compilation of Squadron Supreme duhaime.org/LawFun/LawArt…
The bass on 'Paperback Writer' was boosted by using a speaker as a microphone, thereby causing headaches for the Abbey Road engineers who had to break the rules on recording methods. beatlesbible.com/songs/pa…
Paul McCartney used a loudspeaker as a microphone for his bass sound on "Paperback Writer" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The original oil on canvas painting used in the Jaws paperback cover and movie poster was stolen 40 years ago and has never resurfaced. Some Hollywood insider probably has the most iconic image in cinematic history hanging on their wall. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
E-books are outselling paperbacks on Amazon bbc.co.uk/news/business-1…

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