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
Simon & Schuster today is wholly focused on consumer publishing. Its seven divisions --
the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio,
Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster UK, Simon & Schuster Canada 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, Downtown Press, The Free Press, Atria, Fireside, Touchstone,
Washington Square Press, Atheneum, Margaret K. McElderrry, Aladdin Paperbacks, Little Simon, Simon Spotlight,
Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 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 nearly 2000 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.