pub·​lish·​er | \ ˈpə-bli-shər How to pronounce publisher (audio) \

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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And here's the real catch: none of the copies available for purchase are new, since the memoir went out of print when Kendall's publisher shut down in 1988, according to Esquire. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Elizabeth Kendall's Ted Bundy Memoir Is the Inspiration Behind the New Netflix Film," 3 May 2019 Book and magazine publishers, furniture manufacturers, and retailers have all jumped on the modern farmhouse bandwagon. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 The witnesses investigators spoke with included former Republic publisher Mi-Ai Parrish and attorney David Bodney who represents the Republic. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Don Shooter subpoenas secret documents in the House sexual harassment investigation," 12 July 2018 Overwatch developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment, which oversees the league, created a league more reminiscent of traditional sports: Rather than organizations, teams are assigned cities, like the Houston Outlaws or London Spitfire. Eric Van Allen, WIRED, "Live on ESPN: Is Esports Finally Ready for Its Crossover Moment?," 11 July 2018 David Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer, is facing accusations from Jeff Bezos involving blackmail and political favors. Lukas I. Alpert, WSJ, "National Enquirer to Be Sold for $100 Million to Ex-Newsstand Mogul," 18 Apr. 2019 The letter was written by a state lawmaker, the Inter-Racial Action Council, the Inter-Denominational Ministers Alliance and the publisher of The Pittsburgh Courier. Jesse J. Holland, The Seattle Times, "Explaining the outrage: Racist history of American blackface began in the 1830s," 6 Feb. 2019 But over the past ten years, thanks to a couple of major successes, things have really taken off between the two camps, and the masses have responded with an enthusiasm that has made publishers of both industries sit up and take notice. Michael Thompson, Ars Technica, "Drawn together: The love affair between comics and games," 24 Dec. 2018 The request followed plans by the publisher and editor in chief of The Baltimore Sun Media Group and parent company tronc to mark the attack. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs,, "American Society of News Editors calls for global moment of silence to honor Capital Gazette shooting victims," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of publisher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of publisher

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

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