Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:50
Campaign group Authors United is being “forced to move on to our next initiative” because Amazon has not yet halted its dispute with Hachette Book Group in the US.
The group’s founder, Douglas Preston (pictured), also said he hoped Amazon would not “start targeting” Simon & Schuster books, as the...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:52
Simon & Schuster is to publish an adult picture book by Bruce Springsteen, based on his song "Outlaw Pete".
The book is illustrated by Frank Caruso and tells the story a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become “a meditation on sin, fate and free will.”
S&S US acquired world rights to the title...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 09:20
Simon & Schuster UK has made major changes to its editorial fiction team, with Clare Hey promoted to editorial director with immediate effect and Rowan Cope (pictured) joining as editorial director from Little, Brown, as the publisher bids to concentrate more on literary publishing.
Hey has been with the company for...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:10
Simon & Schuster’s revenues increased by 11.6% to $211m for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period the year before, with the increase “driven by higher print book sales”.
The publisher’s parent company CBS said that digital books represented “a significant portion of sales”,...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:00
Simon & Schuster has promoted Abigail Bergstrom to the role of commissioning editor, non-fiction.
Bergstrom has worked at S&S UK for almost three years. Beginning in the publicity department, where she worked for a year, she moved over to editorial. Focussing on the non-fiction list, she has worked on key titles...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:21
Simon & Schuster has signed Eighty Days erotica author Vina Jackson for a four-book deal.
Jackson’s previous title Mistress of Night and Dawn was signed by Orion for a six-figure sum.
The titles The Pleasure...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:50
The president of Simon & Schuster’s parent company, CBS Corp, has said the company is currently in negotiations with Amazon.
Les Moonves, also c.e.o. of CBS Corp, met with Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos last week to discuss their businesses, he revealed in an interview at Fortune magazine’s...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:30
Author C J Flood and editor Venetia Gosling have won this year’s Branford Boase Award, given annually to an outstanding début children’s novel, for Infinite Sky (Simon & Schuster).
Flood, who wrote the novel as part of a Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, said she was inspired to...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:45
Simon & Schuster UK is expanding its commercial women’s fiction website Books and the City by increasing its digital publishing output and hosting a creative writing master class.
The two new projects are aimed at increasing the reach of the brand. They will be headed up by Books and the City project manager,...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
April Jones’ parents are set to tell the tragic tale of the Welsh girl’s disappearance in a book to be published by Simon & Schuster UK.
April’s parents Paul and Coral Jones will tell their story with the help of journalist Geradline McKelvie, of Medavia Ltd, after S&S won UK and Commonwealth rights to the...