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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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Professor Ezeigbo's lecture, entitled: Building a partnership that works: The relationship between authors and publishers in Nigeria, dwells on the experiences of the lecturer being an author, as well as a publisher, as she is a executive director at UP Plc.
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The publisher can use third party ads or HTML tags (like Adsense, Amazon, Ebay, or affiliate ads) to display until publishers ad space is sold.
Not only can it result in sales--display organized by the Canadian Embassy at the Belgrade Book Fair led to the sale of Colleen Craig's Afrika to a Serbian publisher--but it is also important for visibility and to signal that Canadian publishers are interested in a particular market.
The Davenport, Iowa-based company on Tuesday said that Rick Parrish would move from his position as publisher at The Journal Times in Racine, Wis., to publisher at The Daily News in Longview, Wash.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) just released its third in a series of reports on current scholarly publishing practices and changes in policy and practice since 2000.
Publishers: At Pennsylvania's Erie Times-News, Rosanne Cheeseman has been named chief executive and publisher; previously, she was publisher of South Dakota's Rapid City Journal, a job she'd held for 11 months.

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