Fri, 21/02/2014 - 11:00
Simon & Schuster UK has won the won the UK rights to two novels by journalist, director and television writer Caroline Kepnes.
The publisher has described the deal as a “major” acquisition for the company and foreign rights have also been sold in the US, France, Italy, Holland, Israel, Japan and Brazil through auction...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 09:00
Actors Simon Russell Beale and director Mike Leigh will join novelists Ian McEwan, Melvyn Bragg and Ben Okri at a starry event to mark publication of a new poetry anthology from Simon & Schuster.
S&S is publishing Poems That Make Grown Men Cry (10th April) in partnership with Amnesty International. The book, which is...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 09:00
Crime writer Lynda La Plante has launched a new company, La Plante Global, which will control all of her future book, TV and film deals, as well as digital content and production.
La Plante’s former PR director at Simon & Schuster, Nigel Stoneman, has been made head of development at the company, handling negotiations for...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 11:15
Simon & Schuster has signed the world rights to a new autobiography by Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (real name John Lydon).
S&S senior non-fiction commissioning editor Kerri Sharp won the rights to the book in a “hotly contested auction” after she met the star in a London hotel in November 2013. The deal was...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:20
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Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:30
Simon & Schuster increased worldwide publishing revenues by 5% year-on-year to $225m (£135m) in the fourth quarter of 2013, which the company attributed to an increase in print book sales.
Publishing OBITDA increased 19% to $37m (£22m) in the quarter ending 31st December 2013, with the growth driven by higher revenues...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 16:02
Simon & Schuster UK Ltd is giving its women’s fiction and lifestyle website Books and the City a new look to mark the third year since its launch on Valentine’s Day (February 14th).
The revamp will allow more frequent updates and a higher level of reader interaction within a new format, while retaining the site’s...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 11:15
Simon & Schuster UK is set to publish the true story of Polish nurse Irena Sendler who helped to smuggle nearly 2,500 out of the Warsaw ghetto during the 1940s Holocaust.
The book, entitled Irena’s Children, is authored by Tilar Mazzeo (pictured) and will be released simultaneously with Gallery in the US in 2016....
Fri, 24/01/2014 - 09:25
Simon & Schuster UK is set to publish a collection of short stories by Booker Prize-winner Graham Swift.
The publisher has secured UK and Commonwealth rights for England And Other Stories, which captures moments of English life across the centuries and in different regions “with humour, an underlying sexuality, an...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 08:55
Simon & Schuster UK has confirmed it will publish Gillian Anderson’s EarthEnd Saga series simultaneously with S&S US, in October.
Jessica Leeke, senior fiction commissioning editor, will edit the book for the...