prepublication love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the time just before a publication date, especially of a book: The marketing department was amazed by the number of prepublication orders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Preceding, or in preparation for, publication

Etymologies

pre- +‎ publication (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Consider the recent uproar over Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother -- the prepublication excerpt alone attracting over 1 million reads and 7,500 comments -- which reveals that Americans may be harboring a deep-set fear of other cultures and countries getting ahead, beating our system, "winning," so to say.

    Kate Otto: Winning the Future, Losing the Point?

  • The novel, due out in the U.S. next month, is a best seller in England and has had enthusiastic prepublication reviews here.

    A Daily Breakfast of Amnesia

  • Her story graced the cover of TIME last week and a prepublication insert was printed in the Wall Street Journal.

    Jason Kitchen: To My Dearest Mumsy: Thank You for Not Being a 'Tiger Mother'

  • The books we preview are selected either because they are written by well known authors and are thus likely to be of interest to many readers, or because they are books that are receiving particularly strong prepublication reviews.

    BookBrowse Previews April Books

  • In order to create the monthly Preview issues, we read the prepublication magazines and all the major publishers 'catalogs looking for notable books to highlight.

    BookBrowse Previews April Books

  • You can either spend hundreds of hours and many hundreds of dollars wading through thousands of books in the prepublication magazines and publishers 'catalogs; or you can let us do the work for you!

    BookBrowse Previews April Books

  • Before we hung up I asked Wakefield if I could read a prepublication copy of his manuscript, which was scheduled to go on sale that May.

    The Panic Virus

  • Penguin publicist articulates the reasons why have a prepublication presence is so important.

    Why a *pre-publication* web presence is important « The Book Publicity Blog

  • He has presented his corrections—prepublication—to the New York Philharmonic; New York audiences will be the first to hear the corrected score performed and to attend a preconcert talk by Mr. Orenstein on Jan. 4.

    Four Lost Measures Found

  • To promote "American Dervish," Little, Brown sent Mr. Akhtar on a seven-city prepublication tour to meet with booksellers.

    'Dervish' Whirls Into Publishing World

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