Definition of book-building in English:

book-building

noun

  • 1The art or practice of writing or compiling books.

  • 2Stock Market
    Stock Market. The activity or process of compiling in advance a register of demand for a new issue, by negotiating with (usually institutional) investors to establish the quantity for which they would be willing to subscribe, and at what price.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From book + building.

Pronunciation

book-building

/ˈbʊkˌbɪldɪŋ/