vanity press
noun Date: 1950 a publishing house that publishes books at the author's expense — called also vanity publisher

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  • vanity press — a printing house that specializes in publishing books for which the authors pay all or most of the costs. Also called vanity publisher. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • vanity press — also vanity pub.lish.er noun (countable usually singular) a company that writers pay to print their books …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • vanity press — van′ity press n. pri lit. a printing house that publishes books for which the authors pay the costs. Also called van′ity pub lisher • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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  • vanity publishing — vanity ,publishing or vanity ,press noun uncount the process by which a writer pays a publisher to publish his or her book …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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