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 history—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.
Stan Lee Stan Lee
American

Hugh Hefner Hugh Hefner
American

Larry Flynt Larry Flynt
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American
Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean
Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
British

Steve ForbesSteve Forbes
American
Jerry SiegelJerry Siegel
American
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
American

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
American
Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman
American
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
French, Vietnamese
Joe SimonJoe Simon
American

Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
American
Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
American
Scott SnyderScott Snyder
American

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American
Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
American
Henry LuceHenry Luce
American
Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
American

Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
American
G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
American
Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
American

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American
Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
British
Alfred HugenbergAlfred Hugenberg
German
Richard DesmondRichard Desmond
British

Alain SoralAlain Soral
Swiss, French
Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
American
Paul ReuterPaul Reuter
German

Erik LarsenErik Larsen
American
Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
American
Sanal EdamarukuSanal Edamaruku
Indian
Lynn VarleyLynn Varley
American

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
Brazilian
James Thomas FieldsJames Thomas Fields
American
Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
American

Edward CaveEdward Cave
Kosovar
George Arthur PlimptonGeorge Arthur Plimpton
American
Malcolm Stevenson ForbesMalcolm Stevenson Forbes
American
Dwight Lyman MoodyDwight Lyman Moody
American

İlhan Erdostİlhan Erdost
Turkish
Édouard-Léon Scott de MartinvilleÉdouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
French
Franklin P. JonesFranklin P. Jones
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Jōsei TodaJōsei Toda
Japanese
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, JrMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr
Jamaican, British