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Types of published book

almanac

noun

a book published every year that tells you about the movements of the planets, the times of the tides, and the dates of important events

almanac

noun

a book published every year that tells you about what happened in a particular subject or activity

annual

noun

a book or magazine published once every year

anthology

noun

a book containing poems, stories, or songs written by different people. Someone who produces an anthology is called an anthologist.

atlas

noun

a book of maps

A to Z

noun

a book of maps showing all the roads in a particular town

authority

noun

something such as a book that people respect because it contains a lot of knowledge about a particular subject

autobiography

noun

a book about your life that you write yourself

best-seller

noun

a book that many people buy

bible

noun

a book that is considered the most important one for a particular subject

biography

noun

a book that someone writes about someone else’s life. A book that someone writes about their own life is called an autobiography.

biography

noun

biographies considered as a type of literature

bodice-ripper

noun

a book or film about romantic relationships in the 18th or 19th centuries, containing a lot of sex scenes

book

noun

a written work that is published, either as printed pages inside a cover or electronically

book

noun

a set of printed pages fastened together inside a cover

booklet

noun

a small thin book that gives you information about something

calendar

noun

a set of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year

catalog

the American spelling of catalogue

catalogue

noun

a book containing pictures and information about things you can buy

coffee table book

noun

a large expensive book with a lot of pictures in it

collection

noun

poems, stories, or other pieces of writing that are published together in a book

companion

noun

used in the titles of books for showing that they are about a particular subject

compendium

noun

a detailed collection of information on a particular subject, especially in a short book

cookbook

noun

a cookery book

cookery book

noun

a book that contains recipes (=a list of the things you need and instructions for preparing and cooking food)

coursebook

noun

a book that is designed to be used in class by students taking a particular course of study

dictionary

noun

a book, website or other resource which deals with a particular subject, providing the words, phrases, and terms used in that field, with information about their meaning and use

directory

noun

a book that lists information in alphabetical order

e-book

noun

a book published on the Internet

electronic book

noun

an e-book

encyclopaedia

a British spelling of encyclopedia

encyclopedia

noun

a reference resource which provides information about many different subjects or about one particular subject. An encyclopedia may be published as a single book, a series of books, or as a digital product such as a website or an app.

first edition

noun

one of the first printed copies of a book

folio

noun

a book made with very large pages

graded reader

noun

one of a series of books of various levels of difficulty containing pieces of writing, exercises etc, used by people who are learning to read or learning a language

grammar

noun

a book explaining the rules of a language

guide

noun

a book about a city, country, or area

guide

noun

a book about a particular subject or type of activity

the Guinness Book of Records

noun

a book that records the best achievements that people have done, or surprising things that exist

hagiography

noun

a book about the lives of saints

hagiography

noun

a book about a person’s life that deliberately includes only good things about them

handbook

noun

a small book that gives information about a subject or instructions about how to use something

hardback

noun

a book that has a hard cover

hardcover

noun

a hardback

hymnal

noun

a hymn book

hymn book

noun

a collection of hymns

instruction manual

noun

a book that tells you how to use a piece of equipment

literature

noun

books or other printed information about a subject

literature

noun

academic books and articles published about a particular subject

log book

noun

an official document giving details of a vehicle and its owner

manual

noun

a book containing instructions for doing something, especially for operating a machine

memoirs

noun

an account of someone’s experiences written by that person, especially the experiences of someone who has taken part in important political or military events

memoir

noun

a written account of the life of someone who you knew well

miscellany

noun

a book containing short pieces written by different people

misery memoir

noun

a book that someone writes about their own life in which they describe mainly sad things that have happened to them

monograph

noun

a formal piece of writing, or a short book on a particular subject

omnibus

noun

a book containing several stories that have already been printed separately

page-turner

noun

a book that is very interesting or exciting

pamphlet

noun

a very thin book with a paper cover, usually given free to people

paperback

noun

a book with a cover made of thick paper

pharmacopoeia

noun

a book that lists medicines and drugs used for treating medical conditions, and describes how to prepare and use them

picture book

noun

a book for children that consists mainly of pictures with little or no writing

presentation copy

noun

a copy of a book given to someone by the person who wrote or published it

primer

noun

a book that gives very simple instructions or basic information about something

prospectus

noun

a small book describing a school, university etc, and giving details of its courses

publication

noun

a magazine, newspaper, or book

pullout

noun

a thin book that you can pull out of a magazine

quarto

noun

a book with pages that are quarto size

reader

noun

a book containing simple pieces of writing, exercises etc, used by people who are learning to read or learning a language

reference book

noun

a book that is intended to be used when you need a fact or piece of information, for example a dictionary

remainder

noun

a book that is sold for less than its usual price because not many people have bought it

reprint

noun

a book that has been reprinted

rulebook

noun

a book that contains all the rules of an organization or a game

softback

noun

a book that has a paper or thin plastic cover

songbook

noun

a book that contains the words and music of a lot of songs

the statute book

noun

a book containing a list of all the statutes in a state or country

storybook

noun

a book containing one or more stories for children

studbook

noun

a book that lists the parents and ancestors of valuable animals, especially horses for racing or expensive dogs

symposium

noun

a collection of articles on a particular subject that are published together in a book

text

noun

a textbook

textbook

noun

a book containing information about one subject

thesaurus

noun

a book that contains lists of words that have similar meanings

title

noun

a book that is produced by a publisher

tome

noun

a large heavy book, usually about a serious subject

tutorial

noun

a book or a computer program that gives instructions on how to do something

volume

noun

a book

yearbook

noun

a book containing pictures of people and details of the activities that they did at school or college during one particular year

yearbook

noun

a book containing information about what happened in a particular business or community during a particular year

the complete works

all of a writer’s work, published in one set or in one book

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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