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

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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

Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
British

Steve BannonSteve Bannon
American

Robert SmallsRobert Smalls
American
Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
American

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
British, Welsh

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

Jeffrey KatzenbergJeffrey Katzenberg
American
Ramnath GoenkaRamnath Goenka
Indian

Thurston MooreThurston Moore
American
Gary GygaxGary Gygax
American

Katharine GrahamKatharine Graham
American

Kevin EastmanKevin Eastman
American
Ann RuleAnn Rule
American

Jim LeeJim Lee
American, South Korean
Horace GreeleyHorace Greeley
American

Steve ForbesSteve Forbes
American

Jerry SiegelJerry Siegel
American
Alfred A. KnopfAlfred A. Knopf
American
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Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman
American
Jann WennerJann Wenner
American

Marguerite DurasMarguerite Duras
French, Vietnamese

Richard M. ShermanRichard M. Sherman
American

Bennett CerfBennett Cerf
American
Bob GuccioneBob Guccione
American
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
American

Alison TylerAlison Tyler
American

Scott SnyderScott Snyder
American

Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
American
Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
American

Randolph Apperson HearstRandolph Apperson Hearst
American

Henry LuceHenry Luce
American

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
Luxembourgian, American

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Elbert HubbardElbert Hubbard
American

Richard DesmondRichard Desmond
British
Irving KristolIrving Kristol
American

Sanal EdamarukuSanal Edamaruku
Indian

Joe SimonJoe Simon
American
Frederik PohlFrederik Pohl
American

William Lyon MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie
Canadian, American, Scottish
Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
British

Edward StratemeyerEdward Stratemeyer
American

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
American

Alfred HugenbergAlfred Hugenberg
German

Felix DennisFelix Dennis
British
G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
American

Jim ShooterJim Shooter
American

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
American

Frank KnoxFrank Knox
American
Henry Jarvis RaymondHenry Jarvis Raymond
American

Paul ReuterPaul Reuter
German
John Hay WhitneyJohn Hay Whitney
American

Sylvia BeachSylvia Beach
American

Arthur Hays SulzbergerArthur Hays Sulzberger
American
William Randolph Hearst, Jr.William Randolph Hearst, Jr.
American

Ishmael ReedIshmael Reed
American
Carter GlassCarter Glass
American

Josephus DanielsJosephus Daniels
American

Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
American
Gio PontiGio Ponti
Italian

Axel SpringerAxel Springer
German
Erik LarsenErik Larsen
American

David GarnettDavid Garnett
British

Nigel NicolsonNigel Nicolson
British

Alain SoralAlain Soral
Swiss, French
Frank HarrisFrank Harris
Northern Irish
Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
British

Ephraim ChambersEphraim Chambers
British

Roberto CalassoRoberto Calasso
Italian

Gail BordenGail Borden
Mexican, American
Lynn VarleyLynn Varley
American

James Thomas FieldsJames Thomas Fields
American

Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
Brazilian

Thomas KinsellaThomas Kinsella
Northern Irish

Jōsei TodaJōsei Toda
Japanese
Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
American

Chris AndersonChris Anderson
British
Malcolm Stevenson ForbesMalcolm Stevenson Forbes
American

Edward CaveEdward Cave
Kosovar
Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount RothermereHarold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere
British
George Arthur PlimptonGeorge Arthur Plimpton
American