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v. pub·lished, pub·lish·ing, pub·lish·es
a. To prepare and issue (a book, music, or other material) for public distribution, especially for sale.
b. To prepare and issue a work or works by (an author).
2. To bring to the public attention; announce. See Synonyms at announce.
1. To issue a publication.
2. To be the writer of works that are published.

[Middle English publicen, publishen, to make known publicly, from alteration of Old French publier, from Latin pūblicāre; see publication.]

pub′lish·a·ble adj.


(ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ)

the business of a publisher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.publishing - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
desktop publishing - (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
republishing, republication - the act of publishing again
contribution - a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
serialisation, serialization - publication in serial form
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
index - provide with an index; "index the book"


The act or process of publishing printed matter:
nakladatelské podnikání
nakladateľské podnikanie


A. N (= trade) → industria f editorial
he's in publishingpublica libros, está con una casa editorial
B. CPD publishing company, publishing house N(casa f) editorial f


[ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ] n
(= industry) → édition f
She works in publishing → Elle travaille dans l'édition.
[book] → publication fpublishing company nmaison f d'éditionpublishing house nmaison f d'éditionpub lunch nrepas m de bistrot
to go for a pub lunch → aller manger au bistrotpub quiz n quiz, jeu-questionnaire, auquel on joue certains soirs de la semaine au pub


n (= trade)das Verlagswesen; publishing company or houseVerlagshaus nt; the decline of children’s book publishingder Rückgang bei den Kinderbüchern


[ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ] n (industry) → editoria, industria editoriale; (of book) → pubblicazione f


(ˈpabliʃ) verb
1. to prepare, print and produce for sale (a book etc). His new novel is being published this month.
2. to make known. They published their engagement.
ˈpublisher noun
a person or a company that publishes books, newspapers etc.
ˈpublishing noun
the business of a publisher.
References in classic literature ?
It prepared to go on with its book publishing. Twenty thousand copies of father's book were in the bindery, and the presses were turning off more.
Merri Lindgren (1990) has produced The Multicolored Mirror: Cultural Substance in Literature for Children and Young Adults, which includes contributions from noted individuals in the area of children's book publishing such as Walter Dean Myers, Cheryl Hudson and Wayne Hudson, Doris Seale, and Tom Feelings.
The Amazing Book Publishing Evolution In The United States
and a beloved figure in the world of children's book publishing, died after a long illness on September 15, 2005, on what was her 32nd wedding anniversary.
Simple Treats (ISBN 1-57067-137-0) is published by the Book Publishing Company.
Canadian communications company CanWest has announced that it is planning to expand into book publishing and is seeking a general manager for 'CanWest Books'.
The book publishing industry has used the International Standard Book Numbering (ISBN) system since 1968.
The NextGen Librarian's Survival Guide by Rachel Singer Gordon (former Head of Computer Services at the Franklin Park Public Library and currently Consulting Editor to the Book Publishing Division of Information Today, Inc.) is an informed and informative introduction to the coming of Generation-X professionals to community and academic library career positions, as well as an in-depth reference creating stability in such library staff positions.
The other benefit is that this will change significantly the total look, feel and thought, not only of how African Americans are perceived as a significant segment of the book publishing industry, but also of how we perceive ourselves as key components and players of the total industry's success.
The Chicago Diner Cookbook (ISBN 1-57067-136-2) is published by the Book Publishing Company.