February 21, 2013
Q: Can you recommend any books on value investing? - M.R., Rochester, N.H. A: Try Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond by Bruce Greenwald et al. (Wiley, $20), or The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Collins, $23). One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild (Simon & Schuster, $16) offers a good introduction to investing.
January 31, 2013 |
The late, great J.D. Salinger , the famously reclusive author of one of America's most famous novels, The Catcher in the Rye , will be revealed in all his private glory in a new biography and film. So promises Simon & Schuster, which said Tuesday that it had bought the rights to The Private War of J.D. Salinger , an oral biography compiled by author David Shields and filmmaker Shane Salerno . Salerno also has directed a companion documentary, which will air next January on PBS. Book and film feature interviews "with over 150 sources who either worked directly with author J.D. Salinger, had a personal relationship with him, or were influenced by his work," Simon & Schuster says.
November 28, 2012 |
THE ODDBALL romances "Moonrise Kingdom" and the Philadelphia-shot "Silver Linings Playbook" picked up five nominations each Tuesday to lead the Spirit Awards, which honors independent film. Both films are competing for the best-picture prize against the father-daughter tale "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the black comedy "Bernie" and the gay drama "Keep the Lights On. " "Silver Linings Playbook," a comic drama centered on a troubled young widow and a man just released from a mental hospital, earned lead-acting nominations for local hero Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence . The Spirit Awards will be handed out at an afternoon ceremony along the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 23, the day before the Oscars.
October 19, 2012 |
Buyers of e-books should make sure they get their fair share of a settlement agreed to by several of the nation's biggest publishers, advises the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. The $69 million credit-or-refund deal applies to e-books purchased in every state but Minnesota from April 1, 2010, to May 21 of this year if they were published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Macmillan, or certain imprints or subsidiaries of those companies, which allegedly charged inflated prices or fixed prices.
October 4, 2012 |
BERNARD "The Executioner" Hopkins doesn't profess to know the answer to the age-old question of what came first, the chicken or the egg. But the Philadelphia boxing legend, oldest man ever to win a widely recognized world title, absolutely is convinced of what comes last, at least as it pertains to him. Although he hasn't officially announced his retirement from the ring, the 47-year-old Hopkins recently gave the impression that his majority-decision loss...
April 11, 2012 |
Three of the nation's largest publishers agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department alleging that five publishers and Apple Inc. conspired to fix prices consumers pay for e-books. Attorney General Eric Holder said at a news conference in Washington that publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster agreed to let retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble set the consumer prices of their e-book titles. The proposed settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, upended a business model that had increased the prices of many best-selling e-books from $9.99 to as much as $12.99 or $14.99.
November 30, 2011 |
At age 91, Ray Bradbury is making peace with the future he helped predict. The science fiction/fantasy author and longtime enemy of the e-book has finally allowed his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 to be published in digital format. Simon & Schuster released the electronic edition Tuesday at a list price of $9.99. First published in paperback by Ballantine in 1953 and as a hardcover by Simon & Schuster in the 1960s, Fahrenheit 451 has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 33 languages.
April 29, 2003 |
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir will be titled Living History and will be published worldwide June 9, Simon & Schuster announced yesterday. The publisher obviously expects the book to cook, with a planned first printing of a million copies. Living History will be published simultaneously as a Simon & Schuster audiobook, with the former first lady as the reader. She won a Grammy Award for the audio rendition of her book It Takes a Village. Apparently, other publishers expect cash registers to chime - 16 of them so far have bought foreign rights.
May 24, 2000 |
The tradition-laden book publishing industry logged on to the future yesterday when three publishing giants and Microsoft Corp. announced ventures aimed at encouraging people to read books on computers. Time Warner Inc. announced that it would create an imprint, iPublish.com, early next year to distribute books via the Internet. The move was designed to take "traditional Gutenberg" book publishing "into the 21st century," Laurence J. Kirshbaum, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Trade Publishing, said in a telephone interview.
June 1, 1999 |
Sitting in his immaculate office, Philip Duva seemed about to leap out of his chair as he explained the reasons behind Simon & Schuster's reorganization and move to South Jersey this year. On a tour of the publishing company's new facility, the senior vice president - a gabby, vibrant micromanager - could not help but unbridle his enthusiasm. From the quality of the light fixtures to the technological advances in the firm's expanded 590,000-square-foot warehouse, Duva reveled in it all. It was his verve and vision that finally overcame Simon & Schuster's doubts about South Jersey, according to company officials.