Webster’s (3) defines a publisher as "the reproducer of a work intended for public consumption." The publisher, in fact, may coordinate many activities involved with "publishing": deciding what to publish, how to publish it, who will print it, and how it will be distributed. The publisher may be a corporate body, a person, or a serial (i.e., the editors of a serial).

10.2.1. Corporate body as publisher

10.2.2. Person as publisher

10.2.3. Name of serial as publisher

10.2.4. Publisher unknown

10.2.5. Distributor

10.2.6. Recording other bodies

See also:

Module 10. Publication, Distribution, Etc. Area (field 260)