Yesterday, S&S unveiled the Simon & Schuster 100, a collection of 100 titles chosen to “represent the breadth and depth of the company’s publishing program, across genres, imprints, and borders.” The list can be found on the 100th anniversary’s dedicated website, which also includes a video marking the centennial, trivia, and other material, with more anniversary content to be added in the months ahead.
On April 8, S&S is hosting a celebration event called Author! Author! at the Town Hall auditorium in New York City. More than 30 S&S authors will take part in the event, including Fredrik Backman, Judy Blume, Jennifer Egan, Jason Reynolds, Jesmyn Ward, and many others. Tickets went on sale yesterday, and S&S will donate 20% of its net proceeds from ticket sales to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
“For one hundred years, Simon & Schuster has brought the works of thousands of authors to millions upon millions of readers worldwide,” said S&S president and CEO Jonathan Karp. “Books of every kind, for every taste. Our founders, Dick Simon and Max Schuster, and their successors, have bequeathed us a legacy of entrepreneurial publishing that we are honored to carry on today. There is much to be joyful for, both in celebrating our long and glorious history, and taking from it inspiration that still today informs our efforts in service of our authors and their books.”
The festivities will continue throughout the year, with more special events and content to be announced.