vanity press

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vanity press

n.
A publisher that publishes a book at the expense of the author.

van′ity press`


n.
a printing house that publishes books for which the authors pay the costs. Also called van′ity pub`lisher.
[1945–50]
References in periodicals archive ?
And there have always been the subsidy publishers, the vanity press, for those whose work might best fit the category of undisciplined amateur hobbyist.
Most subsidy publishers let authors sell their books anywhere, without being bound by a contract.