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Simon and Schuster Seeks Tech-Savvy Online Marketing Manager

Simon and Schuster is looking to hire a manager of online marketing to help develop and execute innovative campaigns for each of its titles.

In this role, you’ll work closely with other departments to create new initiatives and manage project development, with the goal of driving sales and online awareness. You’ll handle web-based outreach, and be tasked with staying on top of the latest web technologies, as well as new opportunities and online partnerships.

To be considered, you should have at least two to four years of experience in online creative marketing with demonstrated success in content creation and viral web campaigns. Bookworms with design skills and proficiency in Flash, Photoshop, HTML and CSS are most wanted. Interested? Apply here.

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Start the New Year With a New Gig at Simon & Schuster Digital

Are you ready to kick off 2011 with a great job? Simon & Schuster Digital is looking for a director of digital content and programming to join its New York team. Here, you’ll help establish new guidelines and best practices for the division.

In this role, you’ll act as the chief liaison between the publishing units and the digital marketing team, promoting key titles with third party marketing partners. Your goal is to showcase Simon & Schuster books across all divisions, (adult, childrens and audio) on, while increasing site traffic, promoting sales and creating consumer awareness. Read more

OMG, Simon & Schuster Seeks Senior Editor for Teen Books

Do you understand why getting ignored by your sophomore crush is, like, the end of the world? Are you in tune with the minds of a teenagers? Simon & Schuster’s Books For Young Readers division is looking for a new senior editor to focus on editing and acquiring titles for the imprint’s teen market.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for editing 10-15 frontlist titles per year and overseeing an equal amount of paperback reprints. Take some time to bone up on cheerleading, pop culture and the paranormal as you’ll be working on a number of important properties, including Kieran Scott’s books, Hilary Duff’s novels and Tonya Hurley’s BLESSED series.

The ideal candidate should have strong writing and editing skills, as well as previous experience with teen books. Those who are highly organized go-getters with a true interest in the market will be the first to be considered. Interested? Apply here.

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Simon & Schuster Seeks Passionate Senior Publicist for Atria Imprint

Simon & Schuster is looking for a senior publicist to take the lead on executing inspired publicity campaigns for fiction and non-fiction titles under its Atria imprint. If you’re a fan of The Secret, House Rules and other books that “entertain, enlighten, educate, and inform,” this may just be the perfect job for you.

The ideal candidate will be doing plenty of pitching, working to land national and local media coverage, including print, television, online and radio. You should be comfortable writing your own press materials, and planning all the logistics of multi-city book tours and appearances. Pretty standard, really.

Three to five years of PR experience is a must, but top-notch written and verbal communication skills are just as important. You should have an enviable contact database, and be able to multi-task without breaking a sweat. A love of Atria’s roster couldn’t hurt either. Think you have what it takes? Apply here.

John McCain’s Little Golden Book


Eat the Press correspondent Rachel Sklar didn’t just go to Meghan McCain‘s book party Monday night, she took pictures of just about every page of My Dad, John McCain, the twentysomething blogger’s new children’s book. “What I find interesting about this book is the timing of its publication and how closely it resembles campaign literature,” Sklar writes—something of an understatement, when you see the full through-line. If the Republican National Convention isn’t sticking these pages up on the jumbotron in the main auditorium between acts, they’re missing a perfect opportunity…

(And, yes, you’re right: “Little Golden Book” is currently a Random House brand. But it was launched at Simon & Schuster, Meghan McCain’s publisher, back in 1942.)

Two College Pals Take (Describing) Friendship to Next Publishing Level


Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler met as freshman journalism students at Syracuse—”we were in different social circles but all the same classes,” Lavinthal recalled, relaxing at the Library Bar after leaving the Cosmopolitan office, where she’s a content editor for the magazine’s Sirius programming. After graduating, the pair wanted to work together on a book project, and took a look at various features they’d written for the school paper. A feature on hookups seemed “more relevant post-graduation than we’d ever thought it would be,” she recalled, and that led to The Hookup Handbook: A Single Girl’s Guide to Living It Up. Their initial attempts to find an agent failed, but they did score a meeting with editors at Simon and Schuster, at which point Rozler (who works as a production editor at Fairchild Books) looked up the agent for The Metrosexual Handbook, Adam Chromy. 24 hours after they contacted him, they had an agent—who got several other publishers to bid on the book before it landed at Simon Spotlight.

Their latest book, Friend or Frenemy?, described as “a guide to the friends you need and the friends you don’t,” has just come out from Harper—but before that, Lavinthal admitted, they had tried writing a novel together. “It just wasn’t working,” she said of the year they spent on that project; one day she turned to Rozler and asked, “Do you like this book?” Rozler mustered up an “it’s all right,” and they knew it was time to move on, keeping a few of the ideas they’d developed and reworking them into another lifestyle handbook. The pair tend to work from outlines, then take on individual chapters “until we can’t look at it anymore and switch,” Lavinthal said. “I’ll get half a list done and tell Jessica to finish it.” Rozler nodded, adding, “Anything scatological is probably me.”

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Atria Picks Up Durand As Senior Editor

sarah-durand-headshot.jpgAfter a decade working her way up the editorial ladder at William Morrow, Sarah Durand is relocating to Simon & Schuster‘s Atria Books imprint after the Labor Day weekend, retaining her current title of senior editor.

Durand’s recent portfolio of acquisitions for the Morrow, Avon, and Harper imprints ranges a memoir from the wife of the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and an etiquette guide for Goths to a tour of the world’s Jewish communities (“from Rangoon to Havana and from Tehran to the hills of Uganda,” according to the deal announcement). Her track record is most clearly established, however, in the acquisition of mysteries and thrillers. Either way, she looks to be a good fit with Atria’s existing areas of focus.

(photo: Gawker/N. Tamindzic)

The Only Thing I Have to Say About Obama Nation

obama-nation-cover.jpgEnough people have asked what I think about today’s NY Times page-one story on the new anti-Obama book from Jerome Corsi, the guy who swift-boated John Kerry in ’04, that I’m going to briefly break my usual policy—which is that outlets like Simon and Schuster and the Times may choose to give people like Corsi the attention they so blatantly crave, but that doesn’t mean I have to.

The article notes that Corsi’s book claims that Barack Obama has never answered questions about when he stopped using drugs; the Times notes two sources that have Obama definitively answering that question, to which Corsi replies: “Self-reporting, by people who have used drugs, as to when they stopped is inherently unreliable.”

I can’t wait for Corsi to go on the Rush Limbaugh show and trot that one out. And if he really wants to impress me, he’ll find a way to say it in front of Cindy McCain… or, better yet, our president the recovering alcoholic.

As for what the big sales for Obama Nation mean, Jeff Bercovici has a good answer.