New Imprint: Simon & Schuster to Launch Science Fiction, Fantasy Imprint

Justin Chandra

Although they haven’t named the imprint yet, Simon & Schuster announced plan to launch and new sf/f & horror imprint.  The imprint is under Jon Anderson, Executive vp & publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. He has appointed Justin Chanda, v-p and publisher of S&S Books for Young Readers, Atheneum, and Margaret K. McElderry, as the publisher of the new imprint.  Joe Monti was hired as executive editor. Most recently, Monti is an agent at Barry Goldblatt Literary. Navah Wolfe was named as editor for the imprint.

The plan is to publish sf/f and horror for all ages.  “A lot of content comes our way that we find compelling, but which won’t work in teen sections [of bookstores],” Anderson said. “We don’t want to use that as an excuse to not publish books for a growing market.”  Thus, the new imprint. The books will be sold by both the adult and children’s sales forces.

Anderson expects to publish 12 to 15 hardcovers/year, launching in Spring 2015.  In addition to print formats, the imprint will publish digitally, including e-only and serial publishing.

Keep your eyes on Simon and Schuster for more news.

–SueBE

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