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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Wraparound band
Definition english
Strip of paper, usually with advertising, reviews, or movie-tie-in information that has been added to the book, often at a later date. A book so accessorized is usually coveted, as the bands were fragile and invariably discarded. On occasion these are colorfully referred to as “belly-bands” or “belly-wrappers.” They are usually not referred to as cumberbunds, or books in bondage.
Term french
Wraparound band
Term swedish
Definition swedish
Pappersremsa med påtryckt text, anbringad i reklamsyfte som en gördel runt boken. En typisk banderolltext kan låta: Nominerad till Augustpriset 1994.
Term german
Definition german
Ein Streifen meist auffällig gefärbten Papiers, der um das Buch gelegt wird und durch eine ebenfalls auffällige (oft provokante) Beschriftung zum Kauf anregen soll.
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