He began editing pulp magazines in 1926, forming A.A. Wyn Magazine Publishers in the 1930s and branching out into book publishing in 1945. He founded Ace Books, which specialized in genre paperback books, in 1952.
Wyn was famous for paying his authors as little as he could get away with, which prompted David McDaniel to encode a comment on Wyn into one of his The Man from U.N.C.L.E. novelization, The Monster Wheel Affair. The first letters of each chapter's title in the book's table of contents, when lined up, spell out "A.A. Wyn is a tightwad". The joke went unnoticed by Wyn.
Date of Birth: May 22, 1898 Birthplace: Date of death: November 3, 1967