Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster to offer free e-books to Hotels.com customers

By Chris Meadows
August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Digital Book World is carrying a press release reporting that Simon & Schuster is entering a partnership to give e-books away to customers who book stays through Hotels.com. (That certainly gives [...]

Mike Shatzkin notices agency pricing slows e-book sales

By Chris Meadows
August 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

Publishing industry consultant Mike Shatzkin has some interesting observations on the state of e-books at the moment. He seems to be coming around to some of the same observations that some of the [...]

Judge Cote rules DRM removal for fair use is not copyright infringement

By Chris Meadows
December 10, 2014 // 7 Comments

The Apple anti-trust case continues to have some interesting fallout. The EFF today issued a press release concerning Judge Denise Cote last month dismissing some charges in a related case, [...]

Simon & Schuster makes Buy It Now optional

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Simon & Schuster has been a conspicuous early mover in ebook lending programs through U.S. library networks. However, it also has tried to lever the initiative by insisting on a “Buy It Now” [...]

Simon & Schuster reportedly reaches agency deal with Amazon

By Chris Meadows
October 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

The interesting times we live in might just have gotten a little more interesting. Right as Hachette is in the middle of a protracted contact negotiation dispute with Hachette comes a rumor, via [...]

Simon & Schuster results show good performance as Amazon talks

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

CBS Corporation, parent company of Simon & Schuster, has just released its second quarter 2014 financial results, with performance numbers for the publishing group that is reportedly in talks [...]

Publishing houses — at least Simon & Schuster — not avoiding fan fiction

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Fan fiction has been around forever. It’s a fun way to write where you get to build on a world that is already alive. Whether you agree with it is another topic, but some writers have found success [...]

Department of Justice asks settling publishers, ‘Done any more colluding lately?’

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports hearing from “people familiar with the situation” that the first three publishers to settle—Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and News Corp’s own [...]

Department of Justice files brief in Apple antitrust appeal, argues for upholding Judge Cote’s verdict

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese has a rundown of the latest developments in the Apple anti-trust affair. The Department of Justice has filed its brief in favor of the appeals court upholding [...]

Amazon vs. Hachette: Theories and opinions

By Chris Meadows
May 14, 2014 // 5 Comments

So, Amazon vs. Hachette. There’s a thing. One multibillion dollar company versus another in a contract negotiation, Amazon delaying availability of Hachette books, authors getting caught in the [...]

Derek Jeter's New "At Bat" Project: Book Publishing

By libertyc
November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last week, my two favorite things came together – baseball and books. Even more specifically, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was partnering with Simon & Schuster to create [...]

E-Books pit libraries against publishers, free against sales

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

A few pieces on the sometimes adversarial relationship between libraries and publishers when it comes to e-books have come to my attention. First, there’s this piece covering Cory Doctorow’s [...]

Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books to offer physical e-book vouchers

By Dan Eldridge
February 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

We’ve reported a number of times over the years about small start-ups that are attempting to solve the quandary of the author autograph in the digital age. A reader attending an in-person [...]

Simon & Schuster to publish more reworked Twilight fanfic

By libertyc
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Ever since reworked Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey hit bookstore shelves and immediately burned a path up the charts, many publishers have been giving more serious consideration to fanfic. [...]

Simon & Schuster settles price-fixing class-action lawsuit

By libertyc
May 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

CNet reports that Simon & Schuster, who has already settled its antitrust dispute with the Department of Justice, has joined HarperCollins and Hachette in settling the price-fixing class-action [...]

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