Publishing also includes the act of selling or issuing copies of work in any form to the public. It can be done by the author, the publisher, or an intermediary. Publishing books about Greek studies is common practice as it provides a way to spread knowledge. In the case of Greece, publishing helps popularize history, language, and culture. It also presents new perspectives and insights on the country since literature is the reflection of reality.
Publishing books have been done in various forms throughout human history. However, for many centuries it was only done by only wealthy societies that had the means to buy them. That is why when mass printing appeared, it caused a revolution in publishing. Suddenly everybody could afford literature and culture became accessible for all. The realization of this simple idea has changed the world and opened up new ways for humanity to express itself and to learn from each other. Nowadays we can publish books quickly and easily.