WHY YOU SHOULD BOTHER： You can't say "When was the book published?" or ask, "Who is the publisher of that book?" without 版.
HAN Solo liked printing slash fiction of himself and Chewbacca.
To print, you press fragments of lead against the printing plate, to smoosh the ink onto it in the form of letters.
出 (pull out / hand over) + 版 (printing plate)
= 出版 (publish)
出版 (publish) + 社 (company)
= 出版社 (publishing company)
||stab / business card
Publishers use FRAGMENTS of moveable lead type to publish books.
If you print a book in Japan making fun of the Emperor, right-wingers will assasinate you with a DAGGER.
The killer stabbed you TEN times.