Vendor Requirements

Vendor Shipping Requirements

The guidelines are intended for any vendors who manufacture book product for S&S. In the guide you will find detailed instructions on how to pack, label & ship product to our Distribution facilities.

Click here to download our vendor guidelines.

If you have any questions specific to our requirements please contact Beverly Hare at 856-824-2419 or via email at 

If you have questions concerning Simon and Schuster's label format requirements please contact Beverly Hare via e-mail at

If there are any requirements that you cannot meet, please fill out our WAIVER FORM and submit via email to Beverly Hare.


Third Party Facility Requirements

These guidelines are intended for any 3rd Party Vendors, other than binderies & printers, who provide additional services to Simon & Schuster.

Click here to download our Third Party Inventory Requirements.

If you have any questions please contact our Third Party Logistics Team:
Rick Avery - Ph: (856) 824-2001  /  Email:


Digital File Submission & Naming Convention Requirements

For vendors providing digital files back to Simon & Schuster, please review our archiving naming conventions and other specs before submitting.

Click here to download Simon & Schuster’s Digital File Submission Requirements.


Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) Certification


Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism


Simon & Schuster is a certified C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) company and expects all of the suppliers to meet the recommendations/guidelines of the program. The C-TPAT program is a voluntary Government-Industry program designed to increase security at our borders. If you are an overseas bindery, you will be required to complete S&S’ C-TPAT Security Questionnaire. Please contact our Transportation Manager to obtain the form and answer any questions you may have related to our participation in the program.

For additional information, please visit the US Customs & Border Patrol Website.



Vendor Affidavit Forms

In order to account for all books actually manufactured, Simon & Schuster always strives to strengthen our controls by reconciling units produced to units shipped.  To that effect, we require that all our manufacturers provide us with quarterly affidavits regarding the total number of books produced.

 Click here to download our Vendor Affidavit Sample Form.

All affidavits are to be sent directly to:

Mr. David Upchurch
Senior V.P. and Controller
Simon and Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020

 If you have any questions about the matter, please contact your production manager.