OCTOBER NOMINATIONS ARE CANCELLED!
Every single month we nominate books based on the theme of the month to help promote diversity in our yearly reading. Yep, we are Mocha Girls and diverse reading is what we do. But this month will be a bit different. There will be no nomination because we have a sponsor who picked our October Book of the Month.
A BIG SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU TO THIS MONTH’S SPONSOR
Simon & Schuster is an American publishing company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was the third-largest publisher in the United States, publishing 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.
In 1924, Richard Simon‘s aunt, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, asked whether there was a book of New York World crossword puzzles, which were very popular at the time. After discovering that none had been published, Simon and Max Schuster decided to launch a company to exploit the opportunity. At the time, Simon was a piano salesman and Schuster was editor of an automotive trade magazine. They pooled US$8,000, equivalent to $121,000 today, to start a company that published crossword puzzles.
The new publishing house used “fad” publishing to publish books that exploited current fads and trends. Simon called this “planned publishing”. Instead of signing authors with a planned manuscript, they came up with their own ideas and then hired writers to carry them out. -Wikipedia
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We will announce the October Book of the Month next week. But since you’re here, check out the other books by Simon & Schuster Publishing.
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