pub·​lish·​ing | \ ˈpə-bli-shiŋ How to pronounce publishing (audio) \

Definition of publishing

: the business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature, information, musical scores or sometimes recordings, or art newspaper publishing software publishing

Examples of publishing in a Sentence

He was hoping to get a job in publishing after college. Her sister works for a well-known publishing company.

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At the time of publishing, the network had not confirmed to if this will be David’s last season on the show. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Is Ducky Leaving 'NCIS'?," 13 Mar. 2019 At the time of publishing, both Cardi's Facebook and Twitter accounts have not been deactivated. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Deletes Instagram After Social Media Backlash Over Her Historic Grammys Win," 12 Feb. 2019 At the time of publishing, the music video has racked up over 28 million views and there seem to be no signs of it the view count slowing down. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS Fans Are Decoding the New "Idol" Video and All Its References," 24 Aug. 2018 Editorial duties will be shared by Titan’s David Manley-Leach and Alcon’s director of publishing, Jeff Conner. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alcon, Titan Partner For New 'Blade Runner' Comics and Books," 12 July 2018 Rex Burkhead, RB Patriots Charles: As of publishing, Burkhead is 81st overall and RB32 per FantasyPros‘ consensus rankings. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "10 fantasy football sleepers we're irrationally excited about in 2018," 10 July 2018 Summaries of popular books have long been a staple in the publishing business. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Book Shopping on Amazon? Don’t Be Duped Into Buying a Summary," 7 Feb. 2019 Whatever the formula, Hitler and Nazism prop up the publishing business: hundreds of titles appear each year, and the total number runs well into the tens of thousands. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "How American Racism Influenced Hitler," 23 Apr. 2018 In March 2016, Sony paid the estate of Michael Jackson $750 million dollars to buy out the late pop star’s stake in the world’s largest music publishing company which owns the music copyrights of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "Sony Made $250 Million Bet on Michael Jackson Before Documentary," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of publishing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of publishing

: the business of producing books, magazines, etc., to sell to the public

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