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Ball to join S&S as Scribner publishing director 

15 March 2019

Ben Ball will join Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) in the newly created role of publishing director of Scribner, S&S’s literary imprint. Ball, who was made redundant from his previous...

S&S acquires Archie Roach memoir

2 November 2018

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to a yet-to-be-titled memoir by singer-songwriter Archie Roach. Roach, who is part of the Stolen Generations, is also known as a campaigner...

S&S creates Muslim-themed children’s imprint

25 February 2016

In the US, Simon & Schuster has created a new children’s book imprint dedicated to publishing books that feature Muslim characters and stories, reports the New York Times. Salaam Reads...

S&S sales up slightly in 2015

15 February 2016

Simon & Schuster has recorded global sales of US$780m (A$1,098m) in 2015, up 0.25% from US$778m (A$1,095m) the previous year, report Publishers Weekly and the Bookseller. Parent company CBS released...

Bray joins S&S

28 January 2016

Simon & Schuster Australia has appointed Liz Bray as its new deputy sales director, beginning on 4 February. Bray, a former children’s book director at Allen & Unwin, most recently...

Ruffino appointed MD of S&S

3 December 2014

Dan Ruffino has been appointed managing director of Simon & Schuster Australia, replacing Lou Johnson, who announced her resignation in September.Ruffino has worked in the publishing industry in Australia and...

Johnson to leave S&S

15 September 2014

Lou Johnson, managing director of Simon & Schuster Australia, has resigned and will leave the company after a ‘smooth transition to new leadership’.‘Lou has decided to seek challenges in her...

S&S to launch sci-fi imprint Simon451 

16 January 2014

In the US, Simon & Schuster will launch a new imprint for adult science-fiction books in October 2014, reports Publishers Weekly. Named after Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Simon451 will publish titles in the...

Simon & Schuster to publish in Canada 

31 May 2013

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has been given permission by the Canadian government to expand its publishing operations into Canada, reports Publishers Weekly. Previously the publisher was only allowed to distribute...

Ivers joins Simon & Schuster 

5 February 2013

Roberta Ivers has been appointed in the newly created position of managing editor at Simon & Schuster Australia. (See news.)

Barnes & Noble and S&S in dispute 

1 February 2013

US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has ‘significantly reduced its orders from Simon & Schuster’ following a dispute over terms, reports Publishers Weekly. According to Publishers Weekly, the main reason...

Ivers joins Simon & Schuster 

31 January 2013

Roberta Ivers has been appointed in the newly created position of managing editor at Simon & Schuster Australia. Managing director Lou Johnson told Books+Publishing that Ivers will assist head of...

S&S Australia celebrates 25 years 

8 November 2012

Simon & Schuster Australia is celebrating its 25th anniversary next Tuesday with an ‘intimate party’ in Sydney as well as a visit from S&S UK chief executive and managing director...