Press Release: Introducing the New Video Series “Behind the Book from Simon & Schuster"
"Behind The Book from Simon & Schuster," a new series of videos featuring Simon & Schuster editors and publishers sharing anecdotes, professional insight and behind-the-scenes background on new and upcoming titles is now live, it was announced today. The videos, which are available on Simon & Schuster's You Tube channel (https://www.youtube.com/simonandschuster), on its own site, www.simonandschuster.com, and also through the company's video distribution network, will serve as an extension and a complement to Simon & Schuster's ongoing series of author videos, offering new and revealing information that can enhance and inform the reading experience.
"Behind the Book from Simon & Schuster" is produced by the company's Studio4 video production facility, and is launching with five videos:
- Simon & Schuster's Ben Loehnen discusses The Boom by Russell Gold, why he acquired it and some of the decisions the author had to make
- Gallery Books' Lauren McKenna in conversation with Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of The Summer Wind
- Simon & Schuster' publisher Jonathan Karp on Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge
- Peter Borland of Atria describes his own personal journey to the acquisition of Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig, the authorized prequel to "Gone with the Wind"
- Gallery's Karen Kosztolnyik rings the bell for Mrs. Poe.
"Apart from the author, nobody knows a book as well as its editor, and our 'Behind the Book' videos will share with readers some of the inside information and in-house perspective on a book's path to publication," said Ellie Hirschhorn, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of Simon & Schuster. "With the rise of behind-the-scenes videos, publications like Entertainment Weekly, and author-reader interaction on social media, we've seen that there is a large appetite for this type of deep background, and we think that 'Behind the Book' will engage and entertain those readers looking for additional context."