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Jason L. Epstein (Epstein Jason)

Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Publishers

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1928 - Born on the 25th of August.

1949 - Graduate of Columbia College, Epstein was hired by Bennett Cerf at Random House, where he was the editorial director for forty years.

1963 - He co-founded the New York Review of Books, with his then-wife, Barbara Epstein.

1979 - He wrote a book entitled Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future, he launched the nonprofit Library of America to market archival quality editions of American classic literature.

1982 - The first volumes were published, and the company now prints about 250,000 volumes per year.

1993 - Epstein married Judith Miller, a journalist who wrote for The New York Times and was incarcerated for refusing to reveal her sources in the Karl Rove-Robert Novak CIA leak story.

2004 - His most recent endeavour is On Demand Books which he co-founded.

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