Technically, yes, they can be. If something is printed, technically it is published. However, publishing involves more than just printing. If you have something published, it’s usually something printed within a specific timeframe, specific quanities, and recurs according to a schedule, and is typically bound in some format. If you have something printed, you can walk in to a Staples or FedEx-Kinkos and have your file(s) ready on a thumb (flash) drive or upload from a cloud storage, and request (or self-print) a set of copies.

An example of printing would be 100 copies of a promotional flier for local businesses or residents to introduce your business. An example of publishing would be a newspaper, magazine or periodical, or a book/novel.

Written by Lisa Raymond

Lisa Raymond

Lisa Raymond is the owner of Visibly Media LLC, a marketing company specializing in social media and inbound marketing strategies. She has 20+ years background in print and website graphic design. Lisa is a member of the Social Media Marketing Society, AmSpirit Business Connections, and Toastmasters International. Lisa is a fanatic about sharing new ideas & tips about social media to business owners and has given presentations at both The Hive @ Central in Phoenix and THINKspot! in Mesa, as well as presented about social media to Toastmasters District 3. Lisa has been married to the love of her life, Michael, for over 25 years; she is a mom of 4 (two still at home, one a proud Marine!), and is a proud grandma of a beautiful granddaughter and grandson! Lisa is THE QUEEN in her realm of organized chaos!