Publishing Jiants

Publishing jiant, an accolade, refers to a publisher of particularly frequent or especially fine fanzines.



Publishing Giants from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
(Burbee:Berkeley) Carr, Ellik, and to a degree Graham and Rike, from the vast fanzine output of the Berkeley Bhoys in the late 50s. The phrase was popularized by FANAC, which used it as a gagline; later it was applied to other large-volume publishers like the CRY crowd, Ted White, etc.

[JC] Rick Sneary created a fine variant, "Publishing Jiants"; that spelling was dominant for a while.

Publishing Giant from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960
In the '40s Burbee used it in reference to Coswal: "These publishing giants should be taken advantage of while they are in the days of their strength."