A few key take-aways from DBW 2014: teens aren’t reading for fun, ebook sales grow overseas, Wall Street discounts publishing and Amazon is like modern art.
Simon & Schuster has launched a new social media community, The Hot Bed, to promote the New Adult genre complete with a chili chart to gauge hotness.
In October, Simon & Schuster and Yilin Press announced a new distribution and publishing agreement that will expand the availability of electronic editions for works in Mandarin for readers worldwide.
Simon & Schuster will distribute Yilin Press ebooks to Chinese readers around the world. The distribution agreement was signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The cost of ebooks has strained relations between libraries and publishers, forcing both to look for solutions. One answer is coming from distributors of self-published ebooks.
Developing home-grown series at Simon and Schuster’s children’s division offers the publisher greater control over editorial, design, production and promotion.
By incorporating trillions of calculations, Bookish.com, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.
Last week, News Corp, the owner of HarperCollins Publishers expressed interest in buying Simon & Schuster from its owner, CBS Corp. Is another merger afoot?
According to the terms of a settlement between the DoJ and three major American publishers, some customers may receive refunds on their e-book purchases.
Katherine Webb’s book at the London Book Fair is a poignant reminder of her father, Nick Webb of Simon and Schuster, who recently passed away.