John Martin

1930 -
country of citizenship:  United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed:  English
occupation:  editorbusinesspersonpublisher

John Martin (born 1930) is an American publisher who founded the Black Sparrow Press. As a publisher, he is best known for his work with Charles Bukowski, John Fante, and Paul Bowles. He is based in Santa Rosa, California. Martin built a successful office supply business in Los Angeles in the 1960s, eventually becoming the manager of a forty-person operation. He had been a book collector since the age of twenty, eventually amassing a collection of D. H. Lawrence first editions, which he sold to UC Santa Barbara for $50,000 to fund the founding of Black Sparrow Press. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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