Simon & Schuster

Publishers and that awkward moment when non-fiction becomes fiction

By libertyc
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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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 [...]

Brooklyn Public Library strikes deal with Simon & Schuster

By libertyc
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 [...]

Retailers begin discounting Macmillan e-books

By libertyc
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 [...]

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 [...]

Morning Links: Barnes & Nobles is playing hardball

By libertyc
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 [...]

Feeling Bookish: CEO Ardy Khazaei on the real aims—and real benefits—of the publisher joint venture

By Brian Howard
March 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

While it’s odd to think of an organization backed by the  Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster as a startup, Bookish, the new book-recommendation and -discovery site is essentially that. [...]

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 [...]

Morning Links — E-Book Sales Are Up

By libertyc
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 [...]

BREAKING: Macmillan Settles with DOJ on Price Fixing

By libertyc
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 [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
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 [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
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 [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bartlett’s Quotation’s New Digital Face (Good E-Reader) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Buys Webster’s New World Dictionary (MediaBistro) Publisher Earnings Roundup: Harper Collins, Simon [...]

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