Publishing

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Publishing is the business of making information available to the public, particularly the sale or dissemination of literature, music, or information using both digital and non-digital media.wikipedia
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Imprint (trade name)

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"Publisher" can refer both to an individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint and to an individual who leads a magazine.
An imprint of a publisher is a trade name under which it publishes a work.

Media (communication)

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. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display their content.
The term refers to components of the mass media communications industry, such as print media, publishing, the news media, photography, cinema, broadcasting (radio and television), and advertising.

Video game publisher

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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.
A video game publisher is a company that publishes video games that have been developed either internally by the publisher or externally by a video game developer.

Vanity press

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A vanity press, vanity publisher, or subsidy publisher is a publishing house in which authors pay to have their books published.

Self-publishing

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Historically, publishing has been handled by publishers, with the history of self-publishing progressing slowly until the advent of computers brought us electronic publishing, which has been made evermore ubiquitous from the moment the world went online with the Internet.
Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher.

Publication

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The word publication means the act of publishing, and also refers to any printed copies.

Johannes Gutenberg

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Around 1450, in what is commonly regarded as an independent invention, Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type in Europe, along with innovations in casting the type based on a matrix and hand mould.
1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press.

Newspaper

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Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works, such as books (the "book trade"), newspapers, and magazines.
The emergence of the new media in the 17th century has to be seen in close connection with the spread of the printing press from which the publishing press derives its name.

Edition (book)

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According to the definition of edition above, a book printed today, by the same publisher, and from the same type as when it was first published, is still the first edition of that book to a bibliographer.

Micropublishing

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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.

Electronic publishing

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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. Historically, publishing has been handled by publishers, with the history of self-publishing progressing slowly until the advent of computers brought us electronic publishing, which has been made evermore ubiquitous from the moment the world went online with the Internet. Publishing includes the following stages of development: acquisition, copy editing, production, printing (and its electronic equivalents), marketing, and distribution.
Electronic publishing is aiming to integrate the whole process of editing and publishing (production, layout, publication) in the digital world.

Literary agent

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For works written independently of the publisher, writers often first submit a query letter or proposal directly to a literary agent or to a publisher.
A literary agent (sometimes publishing agent, or writer's representative) is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in sale and deal negotiation.

Copy editing

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Publishing includes the following stages of development: acquisition, copy editing, production, printing (and its electronic equivalents), marketing, and distribution.
As time passed, the role of an editor and publisher became more distant.

Manuscript (publishing)

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If the publisher accepts unsolicited manuscripts, then the manuscript is placed in the slush pile, which publisher's readers sift through to identify manuscripts of sufficient quality or revenue potential to be referred to acquisitions editors for review.
A manuscript is the work that an author submits to a publisher, editor, or producer for publication.

Slush pile

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If the publisher accepts unsolicited manuscripts, then the manuscript is placed in the slush pile, which publisher's readers sift through to identify manuscripts of sufficient quality or revenue potential to be referred to acquisitions editors for review.
In publishing, a Slush Pile is a set of unsolicited query letters or manuscripts that have either been directly sent to a publisher by an author, or which have been delivered via a literary agent representing the author who may or may not be familiar to the publisher.

Internet

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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. Historically, publishing has been handled by publishers, with the history of self-publishing progressing slowly until the advent of computers brought us electronic publishing, which has been made evermore ubiquitous from the moment the world went online with the Internet.
The Web has enabled individuals and organizations to publish ideas and information to a potentially large audience online at greatly reduced expense and time delay.

Publisher's reader

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If the publisher accepts unsolicited manuscripts, then the manuscript is placed in the slush pile, which publisher's readers sift through to identify manuscripts of sufficient quality or revenue potential to be referred to acquisitions editors for review.
A publisher's reader or first reader is a person paid by a publisher or book club to read manuscripts from the slush pile, and to advise their employers as to quality and marketability of the work.

Ghostwriter

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Such books often employ the services of a ghostwriter.
In other cases, the ghostwriter receives no official credit for writing a book or article; in cases where the credited author or the publisher or both wish to conceal the ghostwriter's role, the ghostwriter may be asked to sign a nondisclosure contract that legally forbids any mention of the writer's role in a project.

Literature

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Publishing is the business of making information available to the public, particularly the sale or dissemination of literature, music, or information using both digital and non-digital media.
Literary prizes and publishing houses often have their own arbitrary limits, which vary according to their particular intentions.

Commissioning editor

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Once a work is accepted, commissioning editors negotiate the purchase of intellectual property rights and agree on royalty rates.
In book publishing, a commissioning editor is essentially a buyer.

Internet meme

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For example, this may include bloggers who have attracted large readerships producing a book based on their websites, books based on Internet memes, instant "celebrities" such as Joe the Plumber, retiring sports figures and in general anyone a publisher feels could produce a marketable book.
Print matter, radio, and television are all essentially passive experiences requiring the reader, listener, or viewer to perform all necessary cognitive processing; in contrast, the social nature of the Internet allows phenomena to propagate more readily.

Pearson plc

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Publishing is now a major industry with the largest companies Reed Elsevier and Pearson PLC having global publishing operations.
Pearson plc is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London.

Royalty payment

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Once a work is accepted, commissioning editors negotiate the purchase of intellectual property rights and agree on royalty rates.
Book authors may sell their copyright to the publisher.

Editing

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A decision is taken to publish a work, and the technical legal issues resolved, the author may be asked to improve the quality of the work through rewriting or smaller changes and the staff will edit the work.
In the book publishing industry, editors may organize anthologies and other compilations, produce definitive editions of a classic author's works (scholarly editor), and organize and manage contributions to a multi-author book (symposium editor or volume editor).

Book packaging

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If the entire process up to the stage of printing is handled by an outside company or individuals, and then sold to the publishing company, it is known as book packaging.
Once the book-packaging company has produced the book, they then sell it to the final publishing company.