These three words might be part of your bucket list in one form or another. Maybe it is worded as ‘get a publishing contract’. No matter what string of words you use, they all in the end mean the same thing: Finding a publisher that sees value in your words and can help open a door to the World for others to discover you and the value you wish to add to their lives.
What process do you use to find that publisher? Do you Google and make a list? Ask your published friends to recommend a company? Request your editor to do the matchmaking?