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 31 July, 2019

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?