In Conversation with Carolyn Reidy - CEO of Simon & Schuster

  • March 23, 2011 · 12:15 PM
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As part of Publishing Point's on-going CEO interview series, I am thrilled to announce that Carolyn Reidy, the President & CEO of Simon & Schuster, will be our next guest CEO. Michael Healy, the Executive Director of the Book Rights Registry (under the Google Book Settlement) will be interviewing Carolyn.  

Many thanks to our friends over at Bowker Identifier Services for sponsoring this Publishing Point event.

In case you're not familiar with Carolyn, here's her bio: 

Carolyn Reidy became President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, Inc. in January 2008, and has worked at the company since 1992. During her tenure Simon & Schuster has published many acclaimed works, including books by Pulitzer Prize winners Doris Kearns Goodwin, Frank McCourt and  David McCullough; world figures, newsmakers and journalists including Glenn Beck, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bob Woodward; bestselling novelists Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Stephen King and Jodi Picoult; and practical advice from authorities including Drs. Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Bob Greene, and Rhonda Byrne's world wide multi-million copy bestseller THE SECRET.  Under her leadership, Simon & Schuster has taken an industry leading position in bringing its works to consumers using new digital formats and distribution capabilities.  In 2007 she was named one of “The 50 Women to Watch,” by the Wall Street Journal, and is a recipient of the Matrix Award from the New York Women in Communications. Ms. Reidy serves on the board of Association of American Publishers, Literacy Partners, and the National Book Foundation. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Indiana University.

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  • Beth B.

    Very insightful.

    March 24, 2011

  • Eugene G. S.

    A rare insight into what will make trade publishing tick in the future.

    March 24, 2011

  • Carol H.

    I appreciated Carolyn's thoughts on the changes in the industry; so nice to hear less doom and gloom and more optimism.

    March 24, 2011

  • Susannah G.

    I appreciated the inside view from the top of the digital books revolution within the industry. Carolyn Reidy was direct and forthcoming about what is happening inside Simon & Schuster, how the industry is learning to walk before it can run. I also appreciated her optimism about the future of the book industry, reading and new ways to reach more readers. Michael Healey was an excellent interviewer as well.

    March 24, 2011

  • Elizabeth D.

    Excellent session - very timely and very well presented! So pleased that I attended!

    March 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best events so far! It was very authoritative and insightful.

    March 24, 2011

  • S

    As previously commented, a remarkable opportunity, excellently organized and moderated.

    March 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Susan is a great organizer.

    March 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed listening to Carolyn Reidy. Excellent meeup. I lookg forward to others like this one. Susan it was great meeting you and thanks for reading my question.

    March 23, 2011

  • Marjorie V.

    VEry good event. Thanks!

    March 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event on all counts. Kudos to Susan Danziger for organizing it, Kudos to Michael Healey for asking all the right questions and Kudos to Carolyn Reidy for her clear, thoughtful and honest answers. Well done!

    March 23, 2011

  • S

    Savvy, thoughtful, inspiring and honest. Thank you for this opportunity.

    March 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event

    March 23, 2011

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