The date, more and more theoretical, when a book is made available to the public. The theory holds that a book will be released on publication date in retail outlets across the country; this is the day on which the publisher hopes to orchestrate the appearances of book reviews, advertisements, publicity, and perhaps an author tour. To achieve simultaneous introduction of a book throughout the country, publishers must send out review copies and start the promotion and distribution processes well in advance of publication date. Today more and more publishers ship books up to several months ahead of the publication date, which has become known as the "release date."
The date set, usually after actual printing of the book, that is announced to let the target audience know when the book will be available.
The date an item (book or journal issue) was published.
Year in which a book was published. The publication date can usually be found on the back (verso) of the title page. For periodicals, the publication date is the month and year (or month/day/year) in which a specific issue was published. The publication date can usually be found on the front cover and on the title page of a periodical.
A bookâ€™s official date of publication, customarily set by the publisher to fall six weeks after completed bound books are delivered to the warehouse.
Official date when a book is to be released to the public.
The date of the first printing of an edition.
1. in a book--the date appears at the bottom of the title page (as opposed to the copyright date which is on the verso of the title page). 2. in a periodical--the month or day of the month, on which it was issued.
The year in which a book is published, or the day of the month on which a periodical is issued.
Year in which a book or periodical was published. The publication date usually can be found on the back of the title page of a book or on the cover of a periodical. This is usually an essential part of a citation.
The date the book is placed on sale
The date on which a book becomes available for purchase, and on which the promotion is slated to peak.
The date a book is formally placed on sale.