Simon & Schuster Sets Bestseller Record
When the New York Times Best-Sellers list comes out next Sunday morning, Simon & Schuster will have its highest-ever one-week total of titles on the weekly chart.
The company, a division of CBS Corporation, announced yesterday that it will have 21 bestsellers on the list, in the Dec. 24 edition of the Sunday Times Book Review section.
Besides placing titles throughout eight of the 10 Times lists, Simon & Schuster claimed the top three slots on the “Hardcover Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous” category with “YOU: On a Diet,” “Mad Money” and “Joy of Cooking.”
The total puts the number of Simon & Schuster bestsellers to appear on the list this year at 110, eight more than the company’s previous high of 102 set in 2003.
“This record-breaking abundance of bestsellers in the busiest and most crowded of publishing seasons is the ultimate tribute to our robust frontlist publishing,” said Jack Romanos, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster.