Origin of bookmaker
Related formsbook·mak·ing, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for bookmaking
He could, however, be a racketeer specializing in bookmaking, gambling, drug dealing, and assorted other crime.
This work was to outstrip anything in bookmaking the world had ever seen, dealing with similar subjects.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
I would not advise you to have any thing more to do with bookselling or bookmaking.Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
But as there must be some limit to bookmaking, there is no need to quarrel with an arithmetical limit.In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays|Augustine Birrell
The bookmaking fraternity muster strong on all racecourses, and apparently make an uncommonly good living out of their avocation.Town Life in Australia|R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
There is hardly any practice so vicious in bookmaking as having the title-page pasted in.