Voices From On High
The first book on Glenn Beck’s Simon & Schuster imprint, Mercury Ink, is entering August 28′s New York Times bestseller list for children’s chapter books at #1. It’s a paranormal young adult novel, unsurprisingly, about a bullied 14-year-old who has both Tourette’s syndrome and “electric powers.”
Reality is boring. Augmented reality, however, is accompanied by “exclusive audio excerpts from Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough’s acclaimed audiobook, The Great Bridge.” In augmented reality, the usual meditative stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is a nothing but a failed opportunity to learn more about history.
To eliminate any such waste, a social-media company called Read More
Simon & Schuster and Random House appear to have emerged unscathed from the boycott threatened by Facebook vigilantes who demanded statements from both publishers that they do not have any plans to publish a Casey Anthony book (both publishers put up Facebook posts saying they had no such intentions whatsoever).
George R.R. Martin’s Dance Read More
Simon & Schuster’s Facebook page has been sabotaged by the furious Internet vigilantes who believed a (false) rumor that S&S had signed a book deal with Casey Anthony. The rabid internet watchdogs have filled S&S’s comments section with calls to boycott the publishing house.
One commenter, a blond named Rina Hartman, showed particular Read More
“Seems Glenn Beck and I chose the same day to announce our imprints. OK, Beck–it is ON,” wrote Eamon Dolan on Twitter yesterday, when news broke that Glenn Beck will be expanding his empire of wild-eyed zealotry with Mercury Ink, a new publishing imprint with Simon & Schuster. Mr. Dolan, for his part, announced his Read More
Last November, the boutique imprint Twelve had a party at La Fonda del Sol restaurant. The venue is just above Grand Central Station and down the street from Grand Central Publishing, the Hachette division that oversees Twelve. There was an open bar. Platters of tapas circulated. More than 100 people were in attendance: many of Read More
“Jersey Shore” starlet Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be taking her Garden State experiences and turning them into a memoir, Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books announced today.
It will be called “A Shore Thing,” and its mission is to reinforce the foul-mouthed and aggressive (but charming) man-seeking personality she has cultivated on the MTV reality show. A Read More
Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp fired senior editor Sarah Hochman this morning, confirmed a source at Simon & Schuster.
This is the latest of many changes Karp has made since becoming publisher in June: Yesterday, he announced that he’d hired Anjali Singh, and last month he brought on Read More
Jonathan Karp has made another addition to his editorial team at Simon & Schuster: Anjali Singh, who will be joining the imprint September 20th as a senior editor.
“At S&S, Anjali will be casting a wide net for all kinds of nonfiction and fiction — literary, graphic, and commercial,” wrote Karp in an announcement sent Read More
Starting early next year, Simon & Schuster will be reorganized into a new team-based structure. Each team will include “two editors, two publicists and a marketing specialist,” according to Michael Cader at Publishers Lunch. In his announcement, publisher Jonathan Karp wrote that each team will “propose, develop, and execute their own publicity Read More