Simon & Schuster

Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Publishers mishandle indie authors, fail to learn from mistakes

By libertyc
April 22, 2012 // 5 Comments

In her latest “The Business Rusch” column, Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls attention to the fact that this year a reporting Pulitzer went to an online-only publication, the Huffington Post, for the first time ever. Most traditional news outlets have been concentrating on the fact that no fiction [...]

Big Six publishers decline to renew contract with Amazon over unfavorable terms

By libertyc
April 10, 2012 // 18 Comments

Salon Magazine has an extremely lengthy story looking at Amazon, and bringing up a couple of points I hadn’t heard about before. In main, the article looks at Amazon’s habit of making quiet but substantial grants to various small independent publishing organizations, totaling about $1 million [...]

Some publishers more willing to settle with DOJ than others over e-book pricing

By libertyc
April 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

The Wall Street Journal has some further news on the putative e-book pricing settlement in the US Justice Department and European Commission joint anti-trust investigation of the “Agency Five” publishers plus Apple. Anonymous sources have told the Journal that three publishers are inclined to [...]

Simon & Schuster John Locke publishing deal lets Locke keep self-publishing e-books

By libertyc
August 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Simon & Schuster has entered a deal to start publishing books by self-publishing star author John Locke. There’s not so much that’s new about that in and of itself—after all, just a few months ago several publishers bid on works by self-publishing star Amanda Hocking. But something that [...]

Penguin, Simon & Schuster now claim 14-15% of sales are ebooks

By Chris Walters
August 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Simon & Schuster’s parent company CBS announced that while the publisher made less money last quarter than the one before, ebook sales accounted for a greater percentage: Publishing revenues for the second quarter of 2011 decreased 3% to $183 million from $189 million for the [...]

Simon & Schuster reports increased profits thanks to digital sales

By libertyc
May 5, 2011 // 2 Comments

We’re all used to the idea that publishers are struggling to stay afloat in this brave new e-book-and-pirate-infested recessionary world. This is why they can’t pay greater royalties on lower-marginal-cost e-books, and why they want to keep their e-book prices high so consumers don’t come to [...]

For libraries, e-books are a complicated issue

By libertyc
April 26, 2011 // 4 Comments

Publishers Weekly takes a long, interesting look at the question of library e-books and what they mean for both the publishing and library industries. To some librarians’ surprise, library e-books are proving extremely popular with patrons. "It’s amazing," says Diane Eidelman, [...]

Simon & Schuster’s ebook revenues at about 8% of adult sales

By libertyc
August 4, 2010 // 4 Comments

Simon & Schuster’s profits are up and so are revenues. The revenue increase was, in part, because of increased digital content sales. Their CEO, Carolyn Reidy, reports the Bookseller: … echoed other US publishers in indicating that ebook sales “right now” were [...]

Simon & Schuster introduces mobile website

By libertyc
July 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

S&S has opened a new mobile website specifically tailored for smartphones and other mobile devices. According to the press release the site includes: Author pages including popular features such as exclusive Author Revealed and Author Voices content, videos, and bios. · Books and series [...]

Simon & Schuster Canada making its books available on iBooks

By libertyc
July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Good news for Canadians! From the press release: Simon & Schuster Canada is pleased to announce that it is making ebooks available on Apple’s new iBookstore in Canada starting today.  iBookstore is included in the free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod [...]

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