Talk:Simon & Schuster

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the editors in chief[edit]

Who was and when editor in chief? This seems to be unimportant. --13Peewit (talk) 08:48, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

  • I disagree. Editors drive the major decisions about which books and authors to publish.Jaldous1 (talk) 21:14, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Authors[edit]

Are there particular guidelines for which authors are included? I added Allie Brosh who wrote "Hyperbole and a Half" under Touchstone which is owned by Simon & Schuster (http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Allie-Brosh/400194356). There are obviously significantly more authors than are listed in the article but the list would get incredibly long. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lizlimon (talkcontribs) 23:25, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

S&S has published so many books and authors it would indeed be a large list. I would assume the authors listed should be culturally and historically significant as well as considered a best-selling author. I'm a fan of Allie Brosh--but she has one book so I wouldn't list her here but maybe note on her Wikipedia page that her book was published by Touchstone/S&S. Jaldous1 (talk) 20:33, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

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Milo Yiannopoulos: Dangerous[edit]

Initial announcement[edit]

Because of the current controversy, people keep adding Yiannopoulos and sometimes erroneous things to S&S's page. Right now, Yiannopoulos is only under contract to write a book, he has not actually been published, and it is for their Threshold imprint which has its own page. Any information right now should go there. I am also planning to take him out of the list of authors on S&S page--if he belongs anywhere it is on Threshold, but the spots here should be reserved for notable authors--bestselling, culturally significant, etc. S&S has a long history--the entire author list is long (they publish something like 200 bestsellers a year). Let's leave the author list to those that stand the test of time (or at least published one book!). Obviously, this could become a bigger story but let's see what happens. Jaldous1 (talk) 18:29, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

@Jaldous1: That.. kinda makes sense, though I dislike this interpretation of WP:N. To my knowledge, notability applies to article creation, not content. S&S is notable with or without Milo. Thing is, S&S has him listed as an author on their own pages. You really don't get much more authoritative a source than the company the article is about saying "yeah, he's one of our authors". Karunamon 19:18, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I just had another look. These guidelines only outline how suitable a topic is for its own article or list. They do not limit the content of an article or list. Notability is not a reason to exclude someone from a list based on an authoritative source about what the content of the list should be. Karunamon 19:20, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

I added more info on Milo story from Threshold here to S&S entry since they release a statement. The story continues to unfold...Jaldous1 (talk) 00:50, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Adding to list of Simon & Schuster authors page[edit]

Simon and Schuster has published tens of thousands of authors over the years. The more notable authors should remain on the Simon & Schuster page--I created a page for List of Simon & Schuster authors to hold a more extensive list--please help by adding to it.Jaldous1 (talk) 16:52, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

The wording about "best selling authors" all but clinches the fact that Milo needs to be on that list. It's rather notable that an unpublished book has rocketed to the top of Amazon's bestsellers despite not even being out yet. Karunamon 18:55, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

How about we add him back in since people are coming here for information then. I'll add back in the list. Jaldous1 (talk) 19:38, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Publication canceled[edit]

Milo Yiannopoulos should be cut from the list of authors as his book Dangerous will not now be published by S&S. The controversy has its own section, so it is not as though the incident is being airbrushed.