[WorldKings – World Almanac Event 2023] 99th anniversary of establishment of Simon & Schuster (January 2, 1924 – January 2, 2022)


(WorldKings.org) Simon & Schuster is an American publishing company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS founded in New York City on January 2, 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was the third-largest publisher in the United States, publishing about 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.



In its early years, Simon & Schuster achieved commercial success from such groundbreaking mega-sellers as Will and Ariel Durant’s The Story of Philosophy and Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Simon & Schuster, Inc. has since grown into a large publishing house with many divisions, but the Simon & Schuster trade imprint has remained as a cornerstone of the company and one of the most venerated brand names in the world of publishing.



It has long maintained its reputation as a premier publisher of nonfiction, with books by Jonathan Alter, Mark Bittman, Steven Brill, Susan Cheever, Jennet Conant, Richard Ben Cramer, E.J. Dionne, David Herbert Donald, Timothy Ferris, Frances FitzGerald, Betty Friedan, George McGovern, Robert Putnam, Richard Reeves, William Shawcross, Ron Suskind, Evan Thomas, and Amy Wilentz.

Simon & Schuster and its imprints have won 54 Pulitzer Prizes, and been the recipient of numerous National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Grammy Awards, and Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

Other Events:

- Celebrating 105 years of Institution of Civil Engineers (January 2, 1818 - January 2, 2023)

- Commemorating the 263rd Anniversary of Louisiana State University (January 2, 1860 - January 2, 2023)

According to simonandschusterpublishing.com


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