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VJ Books answers your questions about paperback originals

The term "PBO" denotes a paperback original indicating that the first appearance of a title is a mass market-sized paperback.
Many author first books make their debut as a paperback. As an author becomes more saleable publishers migrate them into hardcover editions. Collectors who seek to complete an author collection will wish to add these PBOs. As as author becomes more famous publishers often reprint their early books in hardcover, however, the PBO remains the true first. Then, when a title is re-released (in this case in a hardcover edition) the correct designation should be "first edition, thus."

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Margolin, Philip - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Margolin, Philip | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

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VJ Books Price $15.99
Olson, Neil - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Olson, Neil | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

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Jance, J.A. - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Jance, J.A. | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Johnson, Craig - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Johnson, Craig | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Kalla, Daniel - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Kalla, Daniel | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Ablow, Keith - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Ablow, Keith | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Keith Ablow.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Adams, Will - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Adams, Will | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Will Adams.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Alpert, Mark - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Alpert, Mark | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Mark Alpert.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Kaminsky, Stuart - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Kaminsky, Stuart | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Alten, Steve - Author Signed Resurrection Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Resurrection Bookplate | Alten, Steve | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive, limited edition Resurrection label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Steve Alten.

Available
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Alten, Steve - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Alten, Steve | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Steve Alten.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Kava, Alex - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Kava, Alex | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Kelby, N.M. - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Kelby, N.M. | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Kerr, Phillip - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Kerr, Philip | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $19.99
Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian - Bookplate (Author Signed Bookplate) Bookplate | Anderson, Kevin J. & Herbert, Brian | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Andrews, Russell - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Andrews, Russell | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Russell Andrews.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Klavan, Laurence - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Klavan, Laurence | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Klein, Matthew - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Klein, Matthew | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Konrath, J.A. - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Konrath, J.A. | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Armstrong, Campbell - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Armstrong, Campbell | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Campbell Armstrong.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Krueger, William Kent - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Krueger, William Kent | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
LaHaye, Tim - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | LaHaye, Tim | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Land, Jon - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Land, Jon | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Lashner, William - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Lashner, William | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Ault, Sandi - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Ault, Sandi | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Sandi Ault.

Available
VJ Books Price $9.99
Lavender, Will - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Lavender, Will | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Leonard, Elmore - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Leonard, Elmore | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $39.99
Atkinson, Kate - Author Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Author Signed Bookplate | Atkinson, Kate | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by Kate Atkinson.

Available
VJ Books Price $19.99
Lindsay, Jeff - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Lindsay, Jeff | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $19.99
Liss, David - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Signed Bookplate | Liss, David | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99