Wed, 22/05/2013 - 07:00
Simon & Schuster scooped three awards at the British Sports Book Awards last night [21st May], with Foyles winning the Sports Book Retailer of the Year Award [pictured].
S&S picked up the Best Autobiography/Biography prize with Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh, pipping books from the likes of Ian Thorpe, Lord...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:20
Simon & Schuster has signed the memoir of Terry Venables, former England, Chelsea, Tottenham and Crystal Palace football manager.
The deal was struck between S&S executive director Kerr MacRae and head of sport Ian Marshall with Jonathan Harris of the Sport & Artist Management agency.
It will be released in...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:12
Simon & Schuster has acquired a coming-of-age memoir described as a blend of The Help and television programme "Six Feet Under".
Suzanne Baboneau bought UK and Commonwealth rights in The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield from Oliver Munson at A M Heath. In the book, Mayfield describes her...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:07
Apple has responded to the US Department of Justice's charge that it conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices, filing a defence which asserts that it "conducted individual negotiations" with the publishers involved in the case.
In documents filed on 26th April and released yesterday [14th May], Apple said its...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:00
Simon & Schuster will next month release a new Manchester United title, Champions 20/13, which will include the players' reactions to manager Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, announced today (8th).
Ferguson shocked fans by the sudden announcement that he will retire at the end of this football season, after 26...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 12:03
Simon & Schuster has bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the autobiography of actor and former footballer, Vinnie Jones.
Executive Director, Kerr McRae, acquired the rights from Simon Dent at Roar Global Sports, and Carly Cook will publish the autobiography on the main non-fiction list in autumn 2013.
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 15:00
Simon & Schuster Children's Books has partnered with new company Box of Awesome to deliver books to children across the UK.
Box of Awesome is a business which sends out free boxes of items to subscribers, containing books, music, films, trading cards and other collectibles every two months. Subscribers can also sign up to a...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:00
Profits at Simon & Schuster have risen in the in the first quarter of 2013, despite a fall in sales.
S&S' parent company CBS did not break out details for S&S in the UK.
The publisher saw profits before depreciation and amortisation rise by 20%, growing to $12m (£7.7m) in the quarter ended 31st March 2013...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:50
Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher in the UK to introduce a refined agency model for e-books on Amazon.co.uk.
The publisher came to an agreement with Amazon UK late last week after negotiations with the company. This morning (29th April) S&S UK’s e-book prices on the Amazon website are no longer followed with the...