Examples of dime novel series that illustrate the diversity of the form include Bunce's Ten Cent Novels, Brady's Mercury Stories, Beadle's Dime Novels, Irwin P.
Beadle's Ten Cent Stories, Munro's Ten Cent Novels, Dawley's Ten Penny Novels, Fireside Series, Chaney's Union Novels, De Witt's Ten Cent Romances, Champion Novels, Frank Starr's American Novels, Ten Cent Novelettes, Richmond's Sensation Novels, and Ten Cent Irish Novels.
The stories were mostly reprints from the first series.
Like its predecessor, Beadle's New Dime Novels ran for 321 issues, until 1885.
In 1874, Beadle & Adams added the novelty of color to the covers when their New Dime Novels series replaced the flagship title.
The New Dime Novels were issued with a dual numbering system on the cover, one continuing the numbering from the first series and the second and more prominent one indicating the number in the current series; for example, the first issue was numbered 1 (322).
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Popular story papers included The Saturday Journal, Young Men of America, Golden Weekly, Golden Hours, Good News, and Happy Days.Dime novels varied in size, even in the first Beadle series, but were mostly about 6.5 by 4.25 inches (16.5 by 10.8 cm), with 100 pages.The first 28 were published without a cover illustration, in a salmon-colored paper wrapper.The term was used as a title as late as 1940, in the short-lived pulp magazine Western Dime Novels.Dime novels are the antecedent of today's mass-market paperbacks, comic books, television shows and movies based on dime-novel genres.