A Biography By Philip Sherman
A publication of Altus Press - www.altuspress.com
In the first half of the Twentieth Century, the pulp magazine business dominated the magazine industry, with readership of tens of millions. The most well-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of more than 70 publications. During the 1930s through the 1940s, he was the highest-paid and probably the best-known pulp magazine editor in the country. He was editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines, known also as Thrilling Publications or The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month.
Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps: His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey was written by his nephew Philip Sherman.
The book emphasizes Margulies’ personality, character, and relationships with writers and family. The book includes tales by members of his family and friends. His friendliness and generosity with his writers is evident in his correspondence. He gave many famous writers their start in publishing.
The support and encouragement Leo offered them is clear from his letters to writers and in their letters in response. Many examples of their correspondence are included in the book.