Simon & Schuster And Brian Grazer To Celebrate National Library Week With Ebook Donations To Libraries


April 7, 2015, New York, NY—Simon & Schuster and Brian Grazer announced today that they will donate one copy of the e-book edition of A CURIOUS MIND: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Mr. Grazer and Charles Fishman to school and public libraries for every copy of the book purchased in hardcover, audio or e-book between April 7 and April 18, up to 5,000 copies. The donation will be administered by OverDrive, the number one e-book platform for libraries, serving more than 33,000 school and public libraries around the world.

“People of all ages can expand their world – and possibly change the world – by exploring their curiosity. There’s no better place to learn more about anything that interests you than a library,” said Mr. Grazer.

In a separate statement, Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster, said, “Libraries make knowledge accessible to everyone. We could not think of any better way to honor National Library Week than by sharing a book that celebrates the quest for knowledge with libraries across the country and around the world.”

Brian Grazer is the producer of A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Splash, Arrested Development, 24, 8 Mile, Empire, and J. Edgar, among others. His films and TV shows have been nominated for forty-three Academy Awards and 149 Emmys. In 2007, he was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. A CURIOUS MIND, his first book, will be published by Simon & Schuster on April 7, 2015.

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at

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Cary Goldstein
Simon & Schuster