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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That role gave way to a position as Amazon’s public face in the publishing world, brokering relationships with authors and publishers and helping them shed their skepticism of the online giant. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Former Amazon Executive Emerges as Foe of Jeff Bezos," 11 Feb. 2019 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 Skuttlebutt sued the online service provider that hosted Rumorville, CompuServe, for publishing false, damaging statements. Michael Fitzgerald, WIRED, "The Court Case that Enabled Today's Toxic Internet," 8 July 2018 Prospect Park is one of several general interest presses that, together, are changing the perception that Southern California is not a landscape for publishing. David Ulin, Los Angeles Magazine, "How Small, Scrappy Local Book Presses Have Turned L.A. Into a Publishing Town," 16 Apr. 2018 Thanks to Allen’s pioneering work in Maine, Augusta became a hub for publishing, with 17 titles printed in the town, reaching a maximum circulation of over 3 million. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "From Helping Shut-Ins to Sisterly Advice, Mail-Order Magazines Did More Than Just Sell Things," 18 Jan. 2018 However, many designers choose to work with public relations professionals, who can help navigate the ins and outs of the publishing world, make strategic choices about where the work will appear, and connect you with the right people. Tim Mckeough, ELLE Decor, "Public Affairs," 29 June 2011 Note: All prices were accurate at time of publishing. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 In 1997, when the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota burned to the ground during a major flood, the paper didn’t miss a day of publishing. Kurtis Lee,, "There was no time to grieve at the Capital, where journalists kept reporting after their colleagues were killed," 29 June 2018

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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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