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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Jones, granddaughter of late book publisher W.W. Norton, claims the rape happened in 1990. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Alexia Norton Jones," 10 July 2018 The monitor was designed with desktop publishers in mind, with a screen ratio and resolution supporting full-page WYSIWYG editing of documents, flyers, posters, etc. Chris Wilkinson, Ars Technica, "1990, meet 2018: How far does 20MHz of Macintosh IIsi power go today?," 1 July 2018 Daniel’s company, Studio Baer, has designed books for some of the most aesthetically astute publishers in the world, including Phaidon, Rizzoli and the Aperture Foundation. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A library and an unexpected journey toward household togetherness," 28 June 2018 Whatever competitive challenge Canadian newsprint exerts on American paper companies, the tariff has inflicted far greater harm on publishers, printers, and the many companies that supply materials, parts and services to them. Steve Forbes, WSJ, "Trump’s Newsprint Tariff Is a Tax on America’s Free Press," 28 June 2018 The service, which tracks sales from about 450 publishers, said e-book unit sales hit 162 million last year, down from 180 million units in 2016. Nicole Dieker, Longreads, "How the Self-Publishing Industry Changed, Between My First and Second Novels," 23 June 2018 Menendez, who’s running for a third six-year term, defeated Lisa McCormick, a weekly newspaper publisher, with 62 percent of the vote. Andrew Seidman,, "Could the GOP take out New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez?," 6 June 2018 Her exchanges with complacent publishers, tedious journalists, and egotistical writers allow Cusk to eviscerate the characters for their ignorance—of themselves, of one another, and of the changing European political landscape post-Brexit. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 6 June 2018 This new tax comes as neighboring country Tanzania recently introduced a controversial fee of $930 on bloggers and online publishers, a decision that is being challenged by local activists in court. Damilola Odutayo, CNN, "People in Uganda now have to pay tax to use WhatsApp and other social media," 1 June 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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