Publishing House

An old fannish custom which was widespread in the 40s but which died out through the 50s and was basically a bit of nostalgia by the 70s.

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
In fandom, a person or group with a distinctive name followed by "Publications", "Press", or some explicit or tacit equivalent. Frequently it designates the publications of only one person; occasionally of a group of friends; and sometimes of diverse persons scattered over the country. In the latter case it may or may not indicate that the members assist each other and confer on policy and practices.

Publishing house names in fandom not noted elsewhere in this work include such as Choctaw Publications; Green Jester Publications; Operation Crifanac; the Moonrakers; Rose & Hawk Press; dyktawo pubs; Vulcan Publications; Neoteric; Redlance Publications; je m'en fiche publications; Operation Voldesfan; Hashish House; Weltschmertz Publications; and Starflame Publications. Hiding behind these designations are Dan McPhail; Harold Gottliffe of the Leeds SFL; Dick Eney; Shroyer, Mooney, Hodgkins, Kuttner, Barnes, and Yerke; Bill Rotsler; Ackerman before and just after being drafted in World War II; Bob Tucker and Sully Roberds; Bob Stein and Redd Boggs; Jean Young; Karen Anderson; the Berkeley Bhoys; Bill Evans; and Gregg Calkins. But this barely scratches the surface of the mass awaiting tabulation.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
In fandom, a person or group with a distinctive name followed by 'publications" , " Press", or equivalent. Frequently it designates the publications of only one person, occasionally of a group of friends, and sometimes of diverse persons scattered over the country. In the latter cases it my or may not indicate that the members assist each other and confer on policy and practices.

Publishing houses in fandom include the Futile Press, Shepherd and Wollheim, Choctaw Publications, Comet Publications, Ego-Coop, Michel-Wollheim, the tetrahedron sign, Taurasi-Thompson, United Publications, Cosmic Publications, Galactic Publications, Green Jester Publications, Empress Publications, United Publications, Vulcan Publications, LuGerKus, ghu publications, Futurian Publishers' Group, Novacious Pubs, Starlight Publication, the Moonstruck Press, the Moonrakers, Dixie Press, Aimless Publications, Bodacious Publication, Nova Press, dyktawo pubs, MFS Publications, the doubeldoubletoilandtrouble mimeograph, ASP, Black Diamond Publications, FSF, Sanfucious Publications, Vulcan Publications, Fubar Pubs, and Curfew Publications.