February 6, 2012
The Science of Yoga The Risks and the Rewards William J. Broad Simon & Schuster: 335 pp., $26
December 4, 2009
The Last Empress Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China Hannah Pakula Simon & Schuster: 792 pp., $35
June 10, 2010
Della A Memoir of My Daughter Chuck Barris Simon & Schuster: 206 pp., $25
June 20, 2013 |
Literary tourists traveling to New York have long been drawn to the Algonquin Hotel , the site of the famed Algonquin Roundtable. Full disclosure: "Literary tourists" include me -- I've been there more than once to have a martini in its lounge. The Algonquin was where a group of writers, wits and key literary figures met starting in 1919 to eat, argue and, of course, drink. Dorothy Parker, the petite poet with an acid pen and a hollow leg, was one of its stalwarts. So was Robert Benchley, one of his generation's most popular humorists; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edna Ferber; writer, editor and producer George S. Kaufman, winner of two Pulitzers; New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott; and Harold Ross, who, midway through the Roundtable's eight-year run, founded the New Yorker magazine.
April 25, 1989
Stephen P. Taylor has been named senior vice president-finance at Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles. Taylor succeeds Andrew C. Evans, who is joining Simon & Schuster, also a Gulf & Western company. Taylor previously was vice president and corporate controller for Paramount.
October 8, 2010
In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works John Lennon, with introductions by Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney Simon & Schuster: 96 pp., $15
April 11, 2012 |
The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books. The government said the conspiracy cost consumers more than $100 million over two years and added $2 to $5 to the price of new releases and bestsellers. Here are answers to some questions related to the case: Who are the publishers? Three of the publishers -- Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster - have settled with the federal government.
October 14, 1987 |
In a major upheaval at one of this country's leading publishing houses, Random House publisher Howard Kaminsky has quit the firm, citing "management differences." Random House Chairman and President Robert L. Bernstein said Tuesday that Kaminsky, president and publisher at Random House for the past three years, will be replaced immediately by Joni Evans, who joined Random House just two months ago from Simon & Schuster.
July 26, 2008 |
Rap performers Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim have been sued by Simon & Schuster Inc. over claims they accepted tens of thousands of dollars in advances while failing to deliver books they promised to write. The publishing house, a unit of CBS Corp., said in separate lawsuits filed this week in New York that Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, and Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, signed contracts to write books. Simon & Schuster said it paid Brown $75,000 under a 2006 contract for an autobiography.