Corporate Overview

Simon & Schuster Overview

  • Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster.
  • Since 2006, Simon & Schuster has been part of CBS Corporation.
  • Simon & Schuster is a major force in today’s consumer publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive cross section of first class information and entertainment in all printed, digital and audio formats to a worldwide audience of readers.
  • Simon & Schuster consists of numerous prestigious and well known imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Touchstone Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Threshold Editions, Scout Press and Howard Books. Major children’s imprints include Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon, Beach Lane Books, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Paula Wiseman Books, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Salaam Reads and Simon Spotlight.
  • Simon & Schuster publishes approximately 2000 titles annually.
  • Simon & Schuster has approximately 1300 employees and can distribute its titles in physical and digital editions in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
  • Simon & Schuster has publishing and distribution capabilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and India, as well as an international sales presence in every major market.
  • In 2017 Simon & Schuster imprints had a total of 195 New York Times bestsellers, including 30 #1 bestsellers. Major bestsellers in the year included What Happened by Hillary Clinton, The TB12 Method by Tom Brady, The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille, IT by Stephen King, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winner, All the Light We Cannot See.
  • Prominent bestsellers from the Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing Division in 2016 included Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renée Russell, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and Through Your Eyes by Ainsley Earhardt and Ji-Hyuk Kim.
  • Simon & Schuster books are frequent winners and finalists for some of the world’s most prestigious awards. Award recipients and finalists in 2017 included Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (National Book Award winner); Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction); The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald (National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award Finalist); Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (National Book Award Finalist); and Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Newbery Honor Book)
  • In 2017 seven Simon & Schuster titles were named to New York Times list of 100 “Notable Books of the Year,” including Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Janesville by Amy Goldstein, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and What Happened by Hillary Clinton.
  • In children’s publishing, two Simon & Schuster books were named to the New York Times list of “Notable Children’s Books of 2017”: Hey Boy by Ben Strouse, illustrated by Jennifer Phelan and Patina by Jason Reynolds.
  • In all, Simon & Schuster titles have received 56 Pulitzer Prizes, 18 National Book Awards, 11 National Book Critics Circle Awards, and 8 Grammy Awards. Children’s publishing has garnered 15 Caldecott Medals and 19 Newbery Medals.
  • Simon & Schuster Audio is one of the original and largest audiobook publishers in the industry, with a list of high quality fiction and nonfiction from both Simon & Schuster and external publishing houses, and published in the fast-growing digital audio format, as well as compact disk. Bestselling and notable audios in 2017 included the Grammy Award nominee Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, What Happened by Hillary Clinton and Grit by Angela Duckworth.
  • The Audio Division’s Pimsleur Language Program is one of the fastest growing language education series in the world.  In 2012, Pimsleur launched its first online software, Pimsleur Unlimited, and also began to offer direct to consumer downloads from the Pimsleur.com site.
  • In November 2016, Simon & Schuster acquired Adams Media, a publisher of practical, audience-driven, highly targeted and highly accessible niche nonfiction developed based on consumer research and published to meet reader needs.
  • Adams Media bestersellers include The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, The Little Book of Self-Care, The Green Witch and the 101 series.
  • In 2016 the company announced the formation of several new imprints. The Children’s Division introduced Salaam Reads, believed to be the first imprint focused on Muslim characters and stories, and Gallery Books announced Gallery 13, which publishes graphic novels.
  • SimonandSchuster.com receives approximately 1.5 million unique visitors monthly and serves as an online location where readers and fans can find easily accessible information about their favorite books and authors, including video and audio interviews, clips, news, national and local media and bookstore appearances, and engage in a community of like-minded readers.
  • Simon & Schuster also operates dedicated resource sites for librarians and academics (www.simonandschuster.net) and booksellers and media (www.about.simonandschuster.biz)
  • Through a network of partnerships with some of the largest distribution outlets on the web, Simon & Schuster author videos can be seen by millions of viewers.  Partnerships include AOL, YouTube and other networks.
  • Simon & Schuster publishes many of the most recognizable brands in the world of entertainment, including Pocket Books’ Star Trek® publishing program, the most successful series in publishing history,  The company also publishes books and series related to CBS Corporations properties such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the CW’s Jane the Virgin.
  • Simon & Schuster is the home of numerous successful brand-based publishing for young readers including Peanuts, PJ Masks, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.