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PUBLISHER. One who does by himself or his agents make a thing publicly known; one engaged in the circulation of books, pamphlets, and other papers.
     2. The publisher of a libel is responsible as if he were the author of it, and it is immaterial whether he has any knowledge of its contents or not; 9 Co. 59; Hawk. P. C. c. 73, Sec. 10; 4 Mason, 115; and it is no justification to him that the name of the author accompanies the libel. 10 John, 447; 2 Moo. & R. 312.
     3. When the publication is made by writing or printing, if the matter be libelous, the publisher may be indicted for a misdemeanor, provided it was made by his direction or consent, but if he was the owner of a newspaper merely, and the publication was made by his servants or agents, without any consent or knowledge on his part, he will not be liable to a criminal prosecution. In either case he will be liable to an action for damages sustained by the party aggrieved. 7 John. 260.
     4. In order to render the publisher amenable to the law, the publication must be maliciously made, but malice will be presumed if the matter be libelous. This presumption, however, will be rebutted, if the publication be made for some lawful purpose, as, drawing up a bill of indictment, in which the libelous words are embodied, for the purpose of prosecuting the libeler; or if it evidently appear the publisher did not, at the time of publication, know that the matter was libelous as, when a person reads a libel presence of others, without beforehand knowing it to be such. 9 Co. 59. See Libel; Libeler; Publication.

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If I were to tell a publisher, I dare say he'd hesitate--they are such blockheads
The editors were afraid of him and the publishers would have none of him.
Allie Ash, who rose from bean counter to publisher at Cap Pub, liked to say that there was greater return in spending your creative capital launching another newsletter than in dreaming up seminars, conferences and/or doing consulting, because you can only sell an hour of your time and expertise once, but a successful new newsletter brings long-term returns.
com Year first published: 1948 Parent co: High Plains Publishers Inc.
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But just over 200 have survived, and none enjoy the significant circulation boasted by papers like the Chicago Defender and the New Pittsburgh Courier (both owned by the Chicago-based publisher Sengstacke Enterprises Inc.
The reason is a tightening relationship between publishers and such book superstores as Borders and Barnes & Noble.
a publisher who has mounted its information on the network in one form or another,(6)
The give-away guys at the two major magazine sweepstakes companies - Publishers Clearing House and American Family Publishers - may dole out as much as $21 million this week.
Paul Coates, publisher of Black Classic Press (vice chairman); Niani Colom, Genesis Press; Katura Hudson, associate editor of Just Us Books; Haki Madhubuti, publisher of Third World Press; Tony Rose, Amber Books (chairman); and Denise Stinson, publisher of Walk Worthy Press.

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