×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Simon & Schuster puts lineup online

'Blair Witch,' Thompson's 'Screwjack,' and 'Perfect Recall' among offerings

NEW YORK — As the e-book business expands by fits and starts, New York’s major publishing houses have begun lining up to announce their online offerings for the fall season. Simon & Schuster is the latest to do so, announcing Wednesday that it will issue a handful of books exclusively on the Web and serialize several others prior to an ink-and-paper printing.

S&S will also publish the majority of its fall list — whose highlights include books by Stephen King, Stephen Ambrose, Jimmy Carter and Jesse Ventura — simultaneously online and in print.

Among the S&S books exclusively available as e-books are:

  • “Blair Witch: Graveyard Shift” by David Stern, due out after an August Showtime special on the film; and

  • a series of stories based on the Blizzard Entertainment, StarCraft, Warcraft and Diablo computer games that will serve as prequels to a trilogy of novels based on the games published in subsequent months.

    Those books that will debut on the Web as a prologue to hardcover publication include:

  • “Screwjack,” three long-out-of-print Hunter S. Thompson stories to be serialized online before their November hardcover publication in one volume; and

  • “Perfect Recall,” the title story from Ann Beattie’s new short story collection, the first she’ll publish with S&S after numerous books with Knopf.

S&S helped rewrite the rules of electronic publishing last spring when it issued Stephen King’s novella “Riding the Bullet” exclusively online. S&S won’t repeat that experiment this fall, opting instead to focus its exclusive e-books list on those titles that have a built-in audience.

More Digital

  • Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his Night

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, DreamWorks Animation claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Ads placed for the fantasy film had an estimated media value [...]

  • ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the

    MyFrenchFilmFestival Prizes ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the Right Shape’

    Actress-director Noémie Lvovsky’s “Tomorrow And Thereafter,” a heartfelt homage to the director’s own mother, and Fabien Gorgeart’s “Diane Has the Right Shape,” about one woman’s surrogate motherhood, both won big at the 2019 UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival which skewed female in its winners and viewership, making particularly notable inroads into South East Asia and Latin America. Opening [...]

  • soundcloud-logo

    SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

    SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram. “Creators using the SoundCloud Premier distribution feature keep [...]

  • Alison Meyer - Whistle

    Whistle Taps Refinery29's Alison Meyer as VP of Marketing

    Whistle has hired Alison Meyer, previously with female-focused Refinery29, to head up brand-marketing solutions for the male-centric digital media player. As VP of marketing at New York-based Whistle, Meyer will lead partnership marketing for the company’s slate of original programming and branded content. She reports to Whistle president and COO Michael Cohen. Meyer’s appointment comes on [...]

  • Snapchat - NHL Highlights

    Snapchat Expands NHL Pact to Add Hockey Highlights, Curated Stories

    Snapchat is adding more action from the ice under a new multiyear deal with the National Hockey League. The NHL, in association with Disney Streaming Services, is delivering a new weekly highlights show on Snapchat recapping the top 10 plays of the previous week and will produce Curated Our Stories on the platform for select games [...]

  • Hulu Adds Another Interactive Ad: This

    Hulu Adds Another Interactive Ad: This One Lets You Get Offers Via Email

    Hulu lets its subscribers choose the show they want to see. Now the video-streaming service is increasingly letting users choose to respond to certain commercials right away. A commercial from Sleep Number, the manufacturer of the bed with an adjustable mattress, that has run on Hulu for the past several weeks allows viewers to request [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content