Person Detail: Erastus F Beadle
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|Full Name: Erastus F Beadle|
Publisher. "The Youth's Casket: An Illustrated Magazine for Children." Known as the inventor of the dime novel: paperback books, published in large numbers. His publishing house employed over 25 writers. It expanded to become the publishing house of "The Boy's Library," "The Pocket Library," and "The Half-Dime Library."
Born in Oswego County, NY
Beadle died in Cooperstown, New York in 1894.
"The Youth's Casket:"
New York County
Moved to Buffalo.