STEPHEN BLACK TO JOIN SIMON & SCHUSTER AS VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT PUBLISHER SERVICES
NEW YORK, November 22, 2010-Stephen Black has joined Simon & Schuster, Inc. in the newly-created position of Vice President, Client Publisher Services, effective today. Mr. Black, who will have responsibility for the company‟s distribution client relationships including new business development, will report to Dennis Eulau, Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Black is a publishing and distribution veteran who was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of CDS, which launched in 1999 and in a few years grew to become a major provider of distribution and outsourcing services for publishers. In 2005 CDS was sold to the Perseus Book Group and Mr. Black served as President of the combined Perseus/CDS distribution operation. He has also held a variety of top management positions, including as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Random House, Inc.
Mr. Black will work in close coordination with Simon & Schuster‟s current distribution client team, including Joe Bulger for business and operational support, Michael Perlman for sales and marketing of client titles and Dale Bochanski for day-to-day warehouse and logistics support.
"Distribution clients are an integral part of our business portfolio, and we are determined to provide our clients with the highest levels of service and support" said Dennis Eulau. "Steve„s track record and experience with all aspects of sales and distribution, customer requirements, systems and operations make him a welcome addition to our team."
"Our Simon & Schuster sales team does a terrific job selling a diverse and desirable group of distribution clients, lines that complement each other and our own lists," said Michael Selleck, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "We are eager to take on the challenge of helping new and existing clients grow their positions in the marketplace, and look forward to joining forces with Steve to accomplish that."
"Having competed against Simon & Schuster for many years, I know I am joining a first-rate team that offers distribution clients the best in both sales and across-the-board operational expertise," said Steve Black. "Our clients can expect that we will be working aggressively to grow their business and provide all the requisite fulfillment services in the most efficient and customer-friendly manner possible."
Simon & Schuster offers a full suite of services for its distribution clients, including sales, shipping and warehousing, customer service, order fulfillment, customer credit management, sales reporting and inventory control. Current distribution clients at Simon & Schuster include Andrews McMeel Publishing, Baen Books, Baseball America, Boom! Studios, Cardoza Publishing, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cider Mill Press, Downtown Bookworks, Games Workshop, Harlequin, Kaplan Publishing, Manhattan GMAT, Meadowbrook Press, Merck, Open Road Publishing, Reader‟s Digest Children‟s Books, Rebellion Publishing, Viz Media and Weldon Owen.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children‟s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
CONTACT: Adam Rothberg
Vice President, Corporate Communications