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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In addition to revenue from his publisher, Ibsen started receiving a pension from the Norwegian parliament in 1866. Andrew Katzenstein, Harper's magazine, "The Radical Conservative," 16 Sep. 2019 So fans took notice when her publisher revealed bright green cover art for The Testaments. Lucy Feldman, Time, "Let's Break Down the Most Mysterious Parts of The Testaments, With a Little Help From Margaret Atwood," 10 Sep. 2019 While the book’s errors and exaggerations do not fatally undermine it, they could easily have been avoided with some fact-checking by the author or his publisher. Gregg Herken, Washington Post, "The unlikely operatives who helped thwart Hitler’s nuclear bomb," 6 Sep. 2019 The original strip, written in the thick of the war in Iraq, was terminated by its first publisher, an imprint of DC Comics, for its anti-superhero tone. M.s., The Economist, "“The Boys” is a superhero series for the Trump era," 27 Aug. 2019 The 88-year-old literary giant’s passing was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, this morning. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ Author Who Cataloged the African-American Experience, Dies at 88," 6 Aug. 2019 My book publishers and magazine editors continue to support me in this honor. Michelle Matthews |,, "Alabama’s ‘Father Goose’ is as prolific a poet as ever," 17 July 2019 Since the series’ May 31 debut, Fairstein, a best-selling mystery novelist, has been dropped by her book publisher. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "A changing America finally demands that the Central Park Five prosecutors face consequences," 8 July 2019 It was founded in 1973 by Michael R. Levy, who was also its publisher. Melissa Repko, Dallas News, "Texas Monthly bought by billionaire oil and gas heiress," 25 June 2019

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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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