Publishing is part of the daily routine in the Smurf Village.
Empath: The Luckiest Smurf stories
In the EMPATH: The Luckiest Smurf story series, Reporter, Editor, and Printer work together in the publishing of the village newspaper. Reporter handles the reporting and writing of articles, Editor handles the editing and layouts, and Printer handles the printing of the newspapers. While the reporting of news can take up an entire day depending on how much is going on in the village and the surrounding forest to report, getting the newspaper ready to print usually takes place at night with the printing of the paper taking place early in the morning, around 5:00 to 7:00. Paper delivery takes place around 7:00 to 8:00 with Editor and Wheelie making the rounds.
Printer also handles the publishing of books, with Brainy being his frequent customer.
Within The Light and Dark Series, Brainy Smurf is known for publishing his infinite number of books, most of which he prints with help from Reporter. On occasions where Reporter refuses or is unavailable to help, Brainy may publish something in his own studio.
Poet has been known to publish his novels and plays into professional literature, as well as help other Smurfs publish something of their own (such as a carpenter's guide for Handy, a flora and fauna book for Smurfette, a recipe book for Greedy, etc.)