List of famous publishers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Publishers are the individuals traditionally engaged in the business of publishing of books, periodicals, and engravings, while in the modern sense the term also refers to the ones who publish computer software. They are usually the owners or the business head of a newspaper organization or publishing house. Publishers work to release books, novels, magazines, newspapers, textbooks and other printed works to the public. Publishing has a long historyā€”Babylonian clay tablet, the Egyptian papyrus roll, and the medieval vellum codex have all served as publishing media at some points in history. The Sumerians, the Egyptians, and the Chinese were also known to produce books on an extensive scale. In more recent history, William Collins, a 19th century Scottish publisher produced the first Collins English Dictionary and founded William Collins, Sons, now part of HarperCollins. American publisher Bennett Alfred Cerf co-founded the publishing firm Random house along with Donald Simon Klopfer. Also counted amongst the best known publishers of the 20th century, Richard Simon and Max Schuster were the ones to publish the first book of crossword puzzles. Browse on to learn more about the life and works of famous publishers from all over the world.

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
(American)
John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
(American)

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
(Brazilian)
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)

Steve ForbesSteve Forbes
(American)

Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman
(American)

Jamie HewlettJamie Hewlett
(British)
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
(American)

Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
(British)
Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
(American)

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
(American)

Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)

Jerry SiegelJerry Siegel
(American)
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
(French)

Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
(American)
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
(American)

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)

Althea FlyntAlthea Flynt
(American)

Scott SnyderScott Snyder
(American)
Henry LuceHenry Luce
(American)

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
(American)
Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)

Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
(American)

Richard DesmondRichard Desmond
(British)

Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)
Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
(American)

Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
(British)
G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
(American)

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
(American)

Paul ReuterPaul Reuter
(German)

Sanal EdamarukuSanal Edamaruku
(Indian)
Alfred HugenbergAlfred Hugenberg
(German)

Alain SoralAlain Soral
(Swiss,French)
Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)

Édouard-Léon Scott de MartinvilleƉdouard-LĆ©on Scott de Martinville
(French)

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)

Lynn VarleyLynn Varley
(American)
Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
(American)

Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American)
James Thomas FieldsJames Thomas Fields
(American)

JŨsei TodaJŨsei Toda
(Japanese)

Malcolm Stevenson ForbesMalcolm Stevenson Forbes
(American)

Dwight Lyman MoodyDwight Lyman Moody
(American)
George Arthur PlimptonGeorge Arthur Plimpton
(American)

Ä°lhan ErdostÄ°lhan Erdost
(Turkish)
Franklin P. JonesFranklin P. Jones

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, JrMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr
(Jamaican,British)

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