Full record for tie-in n.

Definition a book, film, or the like published to take advantage of the appearance of the same work in another medium
OED requirements antedating 1962
Earliest cite in Publisher's Weekly
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for tie-in n.

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1949 G. R. Stewart Earth Abides (1989) ii. ii. 171 Ezra knew people. When he had clerked in that liquor-store he must have been good at jollying his customers along and making tie-in sales.
1961 R. A. Heinlein Let. 17 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 233 The Sound of His Wings‥has an SF tie-in through my ‘Future History’ chart without being tagged as ‘science fiction’.
1961 R. A. Heinlein Let. 17 Mar. in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 233 The Sound of His Wings‥has an SF tie-in through my ‘Future History’ chart without being tagged as ‘science fiction’.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought i.11, I had bothered to study the nuances of direct tie-in.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. July 44/3 It was inevitable that there be tie-in novels to the Terminator films.
2001 Locus June 80/2 Simon Spotlight will publish some of Minstrel's media tie-ins.
2001 Sci Fi June 59/4 And how about those tie-ins: Happy Meals filled with various Eldritch horrors and their minions.
2001 Locus June 13/1 Dean Wesley Smith sold Roswell tie-in Little Green Men to Pocket Books.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. July 10/2 British publishers of Harry Potter tie-ins are fearful that‥sales will be very disappointing.
2002 Sci. Fiction Chron. May 43/2 Your published books have all been tied to media-related properties, whether it's Star Wars or Titan A.E. or‥Star Craft. Do you feel like you're somehow sacrificing your‘art’ by writing tie-in books?