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Simon & Schuster Focused on Book Retailers in 2013

S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy - peoplewhowrite

S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy

Sharing Simon and Schuster’s 2012 fourth quarter results, CEO Carolyn Reidy said the publisher was focused on throwing more weight behind physical retailers. “The shift in the retail environment is a worry,” Reidy reportedly said. “We need retailers for book discovery.” This comes on the heels of alleged tension between the publisher and Barnes and Noble. Publishers Weekly reported the 140-year-old bookseller has reduced its S&S orders allegedly because it feels the publisher is not adequately supporting them.

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