vanity press

noun

: a publishing house that publishes books at the author's expense

called also vanity publisher

Examples of vanity press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe that was for the best, but on the other hand, why not set him up with a ghostwriter and a vanity press and let the yarns rip? Jonathan Kasdan, New York Times, 15 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vanity press was in 1950

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“Vanity press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanity%20press. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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