from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is engaged in publishing printed material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who publishes, especially books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who publishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who publishes.
- n. One who, as the first source of supply, issues books and other literary works, maps, engravings, musical compositions, or the like for sale; one who prints and offers a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., for sale to dealers or to the public.
- n. One who utters or passes counterfeit paper, or puts it in circulation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a firm in the publishing business
- n. a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music
- n. the proprietor of a newspaper
Okay, in all honesty, I didn't receive a free copy of this book anyway because the publisher is a BIG MEANIE!!!
Self-published authors receive a lot of negative feedback (primarily from critics and reviewers - you know who you are), but not having the financial backing of a publisher is actually a blessing in disguise .... in that it teaches a writer very quickly what he/she needs to do to break even on a book.
And. If this big name publisher is going to expect me to pay $27.00 for a book, I'd like to know its been properly edited, which is NOT always the case.
They rely on publishers to do the sorting, and the better a publisher is at sorting, the more likely that publisher is to be profitable.
My favorite dismissive comment by a publisher is the one that sunk Charlotte Perkins Gilman's only mystery novel, _Unpunished_ (written in 1929):
Apparently, a publisher is arguing that a reviewer needs permission to review a book.
For most authors, finding a publisher is a Tolkienian adventure.
And maybe (?) you're in a better position than I am to have a sense of how many white writers don't get to publish about black topics because the publisher is worried about "authenticity".
The publisher is clearly expecting big things from this new series — there are already movie plans, with Amy Poehler starring.
This volume, from the same publisher, is more what I expected: over 200 pages, black and white, smaller and thicker and solid in the hand.