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.
Recent Examples on the Web Racial disparities in media publishing have left the internet as a singular alternative for Black voices. Malkia Devich-cyril, Wired, "Banning White Supremacy Isn’t Censorship, It’s Accountability," 31 Jan. 2021 Kaye soon departed Warner Chappell to build yet another publishing company, forming Windswept Pacific in partnership with Sill. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Publishing Visionary Chuck Kaye, the Force Behind Warner Chappell, Dies at 80," 4 Feb. 2021 Productions, her children's book publishing company focused on Dakota language and culture, will go live online by mid-February. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Dakota artist Marlena Myles brings Native culture into the future," 28 Jan. 2021 With the help of two assistants, Williams-Jones, who also is a mother of six, manages a nail salon, entrepreneurship consulting firm, popular podcast, rental homes and, soon, a publishing company that will release her new book. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit salon owner's key to success: Make a space that feels like home to customers," 10 Jan. 2021 Before joining Romero Games, lead programmer Ronan Pearce, 47, weighed an offer to move abroad to keep his job with a mobile publishing company. Washington Post, "Why revered developers John and Brenda Romero started a game studio in Ireland," 21 Dec. 2020 In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, the videogame publishing company said Netflix illegally recruited Spencer Neumann in late 2018, prompting a contract breach that disrupted business operations. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, "Activision Blizzard Sues Netflix for Allegedly Poaching Its Former Finance Chief," 4 Dec. 2020 Alone among top prizes, the Goncourt has carried out reforms, in 2008, that barred jurors from working at a publishing company and created a mandatory retirement age of 80. New York Times, "France’s Major Literary Juries Award Prizes in a Year of Scandal," 30 Nov. 2020 They are overlooked for not fitting into the publishing industry’s narrow definition of Latinidad. Yara Simón,, "10 Books By Latinx Authors We Can’t Wait To Read In 2021," 20 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of publishing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Publishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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