OverviewSimon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., 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 multimedia formats.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. It is the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., one of the world's premier media companies. Simon & Schuster today is wholly focused on consumer publishing. Its six divisions -- the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster New Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster UK, and Simon & Schuster Australia - are home to some of the most distinguished imprints and recognizable brand names in the world of publishing, including Simon & Schuster Scribner, Pocket Books, The Free Press, Atria, Fireside, Touchstone, Washington Square Press, Atheneum, Margaret K. McElderrry, Aladdin Paperbacks, Little Simon, Simon Spotlight, Star Trek, MTV Books and Wall Street Journal Books.
Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. (Dick) Simon and M. Lincoln (Max) Schuster. Their initial project was a crossword puzzle book, the first ever produced, which was a runaway bestseller. From that, the company has grown to become a multifaceted publishing house that publishes more than 2100 titles annually. Simon & Schuster and its imprints have won 54 Pulitzer Prizes, and been the recipient of numerous National Book Awards and National Book Critics Circle Awards.
Today Simon & Schuster has come full circle, returning to its roots as a provider of entertainment and information for the general reader, albeit on a much larger scale than originally envisioned by its founders. Many Simon & Schuster titles are published globally, and its products -hardcovers, trade and mass market paperbacks, novelty formats, audio tapes and compact disks, interactive cd roms, and ebooks -- are distributed in 100 countries around the world. It continues to publish bestselling and critically-acclaimed fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, from the youngest to the oldest, covering every conceivable subject, category and taste.
Source: Selected articles from Simon & Schuster Official Website
Contributed by Corn Popper (69507) on Aug 02, 2003.