the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
The industry of publishing, including the production and distribution of books, magazines, web sites, newspapers, etc.
Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature, music, or information — the activity of making information available to the general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning: originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content for the same. Also, the word publisher can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or imprint or to a person who owns a magazine. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works such as books and newspapers. With the advent of digital information systems and the Internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include electronic resources, such as the electronic versions of books and periodicals, as well as micropublishing, websites, blogs, video game publishers and the like. Publishing includes the stages of the development, acquisition, copy-editing, graphic design, production – printing, and marketing and distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, literary works, musical works, software and other works dealing with information, including the electronic media. Publication is also important as a legal concept:
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'publishing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4201
Rank popularity for the word 'publishing' in Nouns Frequency: #1744
The numerical value of publishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of publishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9