What does Paperback Writer mean?

Beatles: Paperback Writer Meaning

Tagged: Working [suggest]
Album cover for Paperback Writer album cover

Song Released: 1966


Paperback Writer Lyrics

Paper back writer (paperback writer)
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2009 !⃝

    He is trying to publish a paperback novel about a guy who wants to publish a paperback novel.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2012 !⃝

    Considering he mentions "Lear," as in possible reference to King Lear by Shakespeare whom is based on the legend of Leir of Britian and considering the identity of Shakespeare is obscured from history, I believe he could be implying that he is a ghostwriter. Possibly?

    That though the Beatles were already famous, they could assume a different name and become famous respectively. Correct?

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2012 !⃝

    I was told that John Lennon was writing a fictional novel at the time and McCarthy wrote the song poking fun at him.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2012 !⃝

    hello!,I love your writing very a lot! tepcenrage we be in contact extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert in this space to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look forward to peer you.

  5. punzzles
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    Dec 19th 2010 !⃝

    I heard many years ago that Paul accepted a challenge from someone, to write a song about any subject that the person came up with, no matter how obscure or dull. The subject he gave him was "a writer of paperback books".


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