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.

Jared KushnerJared Kushner
(American)
Jamie HewlettJamie Hewlett
(British)
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
(American)

Jim LeeJim Lee
(American,South Korean)
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
(British)

Steve ForbesSteve Forbes
(American)
Jerry SiegelJerry Siegel
(American)
Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman
(American)

Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
(American)
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
(American)
Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
(French,Vietnamese)

Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
(American)
Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
(American)
Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
(American)

Scott SnyderScott Snyder
(American)
Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
(American)
Joe SimonJoe Simon
(American)

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
(American)
Henry LuceHenry Luce
(American)
Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
(British)

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

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
(American)
Richard DesmondRichard Desmond
(British)
Alfred HugenbergAlfred Hugenberg
(German)

Paul ReuterPaul Reuter
(German)
Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
(American)
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
(American)

Alain SoralAlain Soral
(Swiss,French)
Sanal EdamarukuSanal Edamaruku
(Indian)
Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
(American)

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)

Dwight Lyman MoodyDwight Lyman Moody
(American)
Malcolm Stevenson ForbesMalcolm Stevenson Forbes
(American)
İlhan Erdostİlhan Erdost
(Turkish)

Édouard-Léon Scott de MartinvilleÉdouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
(French)
Franklin P. JonesFranklin P. Jones
Jōsei TodaJōsei Toda
(Japanese)

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