pub·​lish·​er | \ˈpə-bli-shər \

Definition of publisher 

: one that publishes something especially : a person or corporation whose business is publishing

Examples of publisher in a Sentence

He submitted the manuscript to publishers of children's books.

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From the publisher: Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. Fox News, "'This Is the Day' by Tim Tebow," 27 Sep. 2018 Snapchat, which needs a business boost, is creating a new revenue stream with help from some publishers. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Where in the world is Alphabet CEO Larry Page?," 14 Sep. 2018 The publishing world has been rocked by the story of Danielle Smith, a literary agent who forged false offer letters from publishers to her clients and then advised them not to take the (fake) deal. Constance Grady, Vox, "Bigfoot erotica is climbing the rankings on Amazon," 4 Aug. 2018 Regardless of what happened, Ditko moved on from the publisher and continued creating. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "Steve Ditko Was More Than Just the Guy Behind Spider-Man," 9 July 2018 AppNexus gives the telecom giant control over one of the world’s largest Internet advertising exchanges, which marketers use to buy ad space from online publishers. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Navarro stems stock sell-off by discounting trade war," 26 June 2018 AppNexus gives the telecom giant control over one of the world’s largest Internet advertising exchanges, which marketers use to buy ad space from online publishers., "FDA approves first prescription drug made from marijuana," 26 June 2018 This year Energage expects to conduct about 50 workplace surveys in cooperation with media companies from coast to coast, from the publishers as large as the Washington Post to small regional papers like the Knoxville News-Sentinel in Tennessee. Roger Showley,, "Love your company? Nominate it as a top workplace!," 3 June 2018 Zig is a web platform and app that serves up visuals (photo and video) from publishers based on users' interests as determined either by their social feeds or by users sharing a few interest groups. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "What's Graydon Carter up to? Meet Zig, a media app that just raised $1.6 million," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of publisher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a person or company that produces books, magazines, etc.

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