Major Media Companies' Book Divisions
A Who Owns Whom Guide to the Book Publishing Industry

 

CBS (USA) (CBS merged with Viacom 2000; Viacom split off CBS to form separate company 2006)

Simon & Schuster Publishing Group (acq. by Gulf + Western 1975; Gulf  + Western renamed Paramount Communications;
    Paramount acq. by Viacom 1994; Simon & Schuster retained by CBS in CBS' 2006 separation from Viacom)
 
* Adult Trade
* Simon & Schuster
* S&S Classic Editions (formed 1999)
* Scribner
* Fireside
* Free Press
* Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks
* Simon & Schuster Source
* Touchstone
* Howard Publishing (acq. 2006)
* Gallery Books (formed 2009)
* Pocket Books (acq. by Gulf + Western 1966) (founded 1939)
* Pocket Star
* Juno Books
* Star Trek
* MTV Books
* G-Unit Books (formed 2007)
* Threshold Editions (formed 2005)
* WWE
* Karen Hunter Publishing
* Atria Press (name changed from PB Press 2002) (PB Press formed 2001)
* Washington Square Press
* Strebor Books (acq. 2005)
* Atria Books Español (formed 2006)
* Beyond Words Publishing (co-publishing arrangement made 2006)
* Downtown Press (formed 2003)
* Paraview Pocket Books (formed 2003) (joint venture with Paraview Press)
* VH-1 Books
* Sonnet Books
* S&S Digital
* SimonSays.com
* Children's
* Simon Spotlight
* Little Simon
* Little Green Books (formed 2008)
* Little Simon Inspirations (formed 2005)
* Howard Kids/LSI (formed 2008)
* Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
* Atheneum Books for Young Readers
* Margaret K. McElderry Books
* Paula Wiseman Books (formed 2003)
* Libros Para Niños (formed 2003)
* Beach Lane Books (formed 2008)
* Nickelodeon
* Paperback Group
* Simon Pulse (named changed from Pocket Pulse 2001)
* Alladin Books
* Simon Scribbles (formed 2006)
* New Media
* S&S Audio
* S&S Sound Ideas
* Pimsleur
* SSI/GTI
* SSI/Davidson
* SSI/Digital Village
* International
* Martin Books
* S&S UK
* Pocket Book UK
* Touchstone UK
* Free Press UK (formed 2003)
* S&S Australia
* Pocket Books Australia
* Kangaroo Press

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Previous Holdings

Minstrel Books
Archway Paperbacks
Wall Street Journal Books (formed 1999) (agreement with Wall Street Journal ended 2004)
S&S Interactive (discontinued 2003)
Kaplan Books (agreement with Kaplan discontinued 2005)
Anne Schwartz Books (Schwartz leaves Simon & Schuster for Random House 2005)
Ginee Seo Books (formed 2005) (discontinued 2008)
Simon Spotlight Entertainment (formed 2003) (merged into Gallery Books 2009)
 

            last updated October 24, 2009