Publishing

In Fancyclopedia, the term "publishing" is far more likely to refer to fan publishing (fanzines and apas) than to professional book or prozine publishing.

Tag Cloud: See also the Fancyclopedia 3 tag cloud for Publishing.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Because many fanzines print anything they receive, and alteration of the writer's wording is frowned upon, the "editor" of fanzines sometimes has little function aside from publishing. In some cases, too, fans with mimeos do part of the mechanical work for those less favored. And in cooperatives like the LASFS the ed may even have other fans cutting stencil for him. In such cases, the work of the mere "editor" approaches vanishing point, so it is customary, in fandom, to give credit to whoever does the dirty work by speaking of "publishers" as well as, or instead of, "editors" of fmz.