28 posts and columns on Simon & Schuster
News Bytereached a settlement with Penguin Group (USA), one of six companies it had accused of conspiring to raise prices of e-books. The agreement, if approved by the court, would leave only two companies — Apple and Macmillan — facing the lawsuit, due to go to trial in June. Settlements were reached earlier with Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
News Bytemuch-anticipated biography by Walter Issacson. The CBS-owned publishing unit has moved up the release date for “Steve Jobs” from Nov. 21 to Oct. 24. Not surprisingly, preorders for the book are skyrocketing, and the title now tops bestseller lists at both Amazon and Apple’s iTunes.
News ByteBookish, a “new digital platform for readers.” Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS’ Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer; AOL will promote the property and handle ad sales. A press release describes Bookish as “a place for readers to find great content about books and authors from a variety of publishers.”