midlist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mid- +‎ list

Adjective[edit]

midlist ‎(not comparable)

  1. (publishing, of a book or author) Unlikely to be more than modestly successful
    • 2007 June 4, Celia Mcgee, “A Way to Give Authors a Lucrative Second Platform”, in New York Times[1]:
      He scoffs at the lesser-known, midlist and emerging authors [] .