Simon & Schuster

Publishing CEOs focus on challenges at the Digital Book World Conference

By Susan Lulgjuraj
January 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

NEW YORK – While traditional publishers look for ways to compete in the digital marketplace, one of the biggest problems they face still has to do with physical stores. Traditional publishers are losing out on shelf space with the loss of Borders or smaller outlets getting rid of books, making it [...]

Publishers and that awkward moment when non-fiction becomes fiction

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 21, 2013 // 3 Comments

So remind me again: What are publishers for? Some kind of filter and quality bar to wade through the slush pile and weed out the dross, right? And if that means picking the best written books in fiction; surely it also means picking the most accurate and trustworthy works of non-fiction, no? I [...]

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

By Susan Lulgjuraj
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 a literary imprint Jeter Publishing. Those that know me know I have a large baseball card collection [...]

Morning Roundup: Amazon overhauls Kindle lineup, Brooklyn Book Festival; more

By Joanna Cabot
September 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

 Five Ways for Authors to Handle Bad Reviews (Techdirt) All authors’ hearts break a little when negative reviews show up on their books’ sales pages. But a book with lots of reviews has real legitimacy and gives browsing shoppers a range of perspectives, making them more likely to buy it. *** [...]

E-Books pit libraries against publishers, free against sales

By Chris Meadows
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 appearance at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago, complete with a four-minute [...]

Brooklyn Public Library strikes deal with Simon & Schuster

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is how we all imagine a library should look—large ornate doors and columns with gold designs on each side. You feel as though you are walking into someplace special—as libraries should feel. But the Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest system [...]

Retailers begin discounting Macmillan e-books

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Retailers are finally discounting Macmillan-published e-books – nearly two months after it settled its Department of Justice’s price fixing case. Prices of e-books have been lowered on sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, according to Publishers Lunch. This includes books such as [...]

Arthur Frommer reacquires his guidebook brand from Google

By Dan Eldridge
April 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

According to an Associated Press report that was filed less than three hours ago today, the travel publishing pioneer Arthur Frommer “said Wednesday that he has reacquired rights to his travel guidebook brand from Google, and that he intends to resume publishing Frommer guidebooks.” [...]

Morning Links: Barnes & Nobles is playing hardball

By Joanna Cabot
March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble/Simon & Schuster Dispute Said to Hurt Sales (NY Times) Citizen Journalism at Work: Unemployed British Man Becomes Syrian Weapons Expert (Paid Content) FAA Evaluating Use of eBooks on Airplanes (Good e-Reader) Thanks, Google Keep! Evernote Sees Uptick in Downloads, Usage [...]

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 author appearance and hoping to walk away with a signed book, for instance, is clearly out of luck if [...]

Morning Links — E-Book Sales Are Up

By Joanna Cabot
February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Children’s and YA Revenue up Nearly 22% (Galley Cat) AAP Reports eBook Sales Up 46% in 2012 (The Digital Reader) eBooks Represent 17% of Sales At Penguin (App Newser) Librarian Cites ‘Concerning’ Trends in Digital Collection Development (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: [...]

BREAKING: Macmillan Settles with DOJ on Price Fixing

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 8, 2013 // 11 Comments

Apple is now the lone hold-out. As you may recall, three publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster—immediately settled, leaving Penguin, MacMillan and Apple to fight it out in court. Penguin settled in December, probably to protect their pending merger with Random House. And [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Amazon Sweetens Deal for KDP Select Authors to the Tune of 1.5 Million (Digital Book World) Iran’s Latest Move to Stifle Dissent: Requiring ID Cards to go Online (Techdirt) Why Are Android Users Less Engaged than iOS Users? (GigaOM) Simon & Schuster will Enter Self-Publishing World [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Amazon is the Devil—and I Love it (Salon) Self-Publishing Gains Ground, Acceptance (Good E-Reader) HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster Reportedly in Preliminary Merger Talks (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deal: The Charleston Connection by Tom MacDonald {and} Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl [...]

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