NEW YORK, August 19—Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com® are joining together to promote the joy of reading and make life on the road or on vacation that much more pleasant for travelers.
Beginning today, Hotels.com customers who book a minimum twonight stay in selected US destinations through the US site will have the opportunity to download one of seven free ebooks from Simon & Schuster. Bestselling titles at launch include MR.MERCEDES by Stephen King, THE GLASS RAINBOW by James Lee Burke, THE WHITE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory, CRAZY LOVE YOU by Lisa Unger, I AM PILGRIM by Terry Hayes, YOU by Caroline Kepnes and THE ASCENDANT by Drew Chapman. New titles will be added and rotated within the program periodically.
“Business and pleasure travelers spend a great deal of time reading on the road and are an ideal audience with whom to share great new books,” said Liz Perl, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Simon & Schuster. “We are excited to join together with Hotels.com to help their vast customer base discover their next great read.”
The Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com ebook offering is powered by Glose, an interactive social reading platform. Customers can instantly download and store ebooks on laptops, tablets and smartphones for both iOS and Android. In addition, ebooks read using Glose feature the ability to store links, notes, videos, and photos in ebook margins, one-tap text highlighting, and shareable text annotations for an engaging reading experience with fellow Glose users.
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 www.simonandschuster.com
Adam Rothberg Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Simon & Schuster