Simon & Schuster Overview

  • Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster.

  • Simon & Schuster is a part of CBS Corporation.

  • Simon & Schuster is a major force in today’s consumer publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive cross section of first class information and entertainment in all printed, digital and audio formats to a worldwide audience of readers.

  • Simon & Schuster consists of numerous prestigious and well known imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria, Touchstone, Threshold Editions, Gallery Books, Free Press, Pocket Books, Howard Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon, and Simon Spotlight.

  • Simon & Schuster publishes approximately 2000 titles annually.

  • Simon & Schuster has approximately 1350 employees and can distribute its titles in physical and digital editions in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

  • Simon & Schuster has publishing and distribution capabilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as an international sales presence in every major market. Simon & Schuster India was launched in 2011.

  • In 2012 Simon & Schuster imprints placed 317 titles on the New York Times bestseller list, including 35 #1 bestsellers.  Major and high profile bestsellers in the year included Kill Shot by Vince Flynn, Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, TheWind Through the Keyhole  by Stephen King, Cowards by Glenn Beck, My Year in Meals by Rachel Ray, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, Black List by Brad Thor and The Perks of Being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chbosky.

  • Bestsellers from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing Division in 2012 included The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer and the picture books Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer and The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm.

  • Our books are frequent winners and finalists for some of the world’s most prestigious awards: William Alexander’s Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry) won the 2012 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and Andrew Solomon author of Far From the Tree (Scribner) won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction.

  • In 2012, six Simon & Schuster titles were named to New York Times list of 100 “Notable Books of the Year,” including Far From the Tree, which made the TBR’s Editors list of 10 Best Books of the Year and was also cited by Time and Publishers Weekly on their year-end lists.

  • In all, Simon & Schuster titles have received 55 Pulitzer Prizes, 16 National Book Awards, and 9 National Book Critics Circle Awards.  Children’s publishing has garnered 14 Caldecott Medals and 19 Newbery Medals.

  • Simon & Schuster Audio is one of the original and largest audiobook publishers in the industry, with a list of high quality fiction and nonfiction from both Simon & Schuster and external publishing houses, and published in downloadable and compact disk formats.  Bestselling and notable audios in 2012 include Kill Shot by Vince Flynn and The Power to Shape Your Destiny by Tony Robbins.

  • The Audio Division’s Pimsleur Language Program is one of the fastest growing language education series in the world.  In 2012, Pimsleur launched its first online software, Pimsleur Unlimited, and also began to offer direct to consumer downloads from the Pimsleur.com site.   In recent years Pimsleur has developed partnerships with the U.S.O to introduce programs in Dari and Pashto for U.S. armed forces personnel stationed or deployed to Afghanistan, and is also working with corporations, governments and municipalities to provide language services to employees.

  • Simon & Schuster has taken an industry leadership position in bringing its titles to all available ebook retailers and devices, with 16,000 titles available as ebooks. In 2012 Simon & Schuster sold ebooks in more than 200 countries and territories. 

  • Simon & Schuster, together with Hachette and Penguin, in February 2013 launched Bookish, a comprehensive destination for book lovers featuring books from all publishers.

  • In November 2012, Simon & Schuster, in conjunction with Author Solutions, launched Archway Publishing, a new self-publishing service.

  • Simon & Schuster is at the forefront of publishing new formats that take advantage of new technologies and devices,  including dedicated readers and tablets, appealing to today’s on-the-go, multimedia reader.

  • SimonandSchuster.com receives more than 1.3 million unique visitors monthly and serves as an online location where readers and fans can find easily accessible information about their favorite books and authors, including video and audio interviews, clips, news, national and local media and bookstore appearances, and engage in a community of like-minded readers. 

  • Simon & Schuster also operates dedicated resource sites for librarians and academics (www.simonandschuster.net) and booksellers and media (www.simonandschuster.biz)

  • Through a network of partnerships with some of the largest distribution outlets on the web, Simon & Schuster author videos can be seen by millions of viewers.  Partnerships include YouTube, AOL, Goodreads, Blinkx.com, Roku and Taboola.

  • Through its “content verticals” Tips On Healthy Living, Tips On Life And Love, and Tips On Career And Money, Simon & Schuster offers consumers category-specific, helpful information culled from its extensive list of nonfiction titles.  Articles from the verticals are regularly syndicated on major websites including MSN and Yahoo!

  • Simon & Schuster publishes many of the strongest and most recognizable brands in the world of entertainment, including The Bro Code based on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” adult and children’s titles based on CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

  • Simon & Schuster is the home of successful brand-based publishing including MTV Books, and World Wrestling Entertainment Books. Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books has been the publisher of Star Trek®, the most successful series in publishing history, for more than 25 years.

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