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I have two Custom Post Types called book and publisher. The book has two Custom Fields (Metabox) author_fname and author_lname and the publisher has a Custom Taxonomy called authors

Now can you please let me know how I can use book metaboxes (author_fname and author_lname) to dynamically create a taxonomy ( authors) term for publisher as soon as the new Custom Post of book is published?

Here is the code I have

function add_cpt_term($post_ID) {
    $post = get_post($post_ID);
    $meta = get_post_custom($post); 
    $mfname = $meta['author_fname'][0];
    $mlname = $meta['author_lname'][0];
if (!term_exists($mfname. " " . $mlname, 'authors'))
        wp_insert_term( $mfname. " " . $mlname, 'authors', array('slug' => $mfname. " " . $mlname));
}
add_action('publish_book', 'add_cpt_term');

Not Getting any error but it is not publishing any term either

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