We believe that the person who owns the rights to the title, puts up the money to edit and format the book, pays for the printing, markets and sells the book is the publisher. That means if you are using publishing services, you are the publisher. Companies like Blitzprint provide services that assist you in publishing. Take pride in the fact that this is your book in every sense and wear the badge of publisher proudly, you earned it.
If, on the other hand, a company agrees to buy the rights of the title from you and take on the task of getting the book to market with their time, money and effort then they are the publisher and you have just been “published”.
Typically getting “published” involves sending query letters to many publishers in the hopes they will read and accept your manuscript for publication.