September 15-30, 2005 Edition

Pfeffer to Head

Children’s Unit

At Simon & Schuster

NEW YORK, NY/9/7/2005—Rubin Pfeffer has been named senior vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s trade children’s division, where he will be responsible for children’s hardcover and paperback trade operations, reporting to children’s division head Rick Richter. Mass market operations, however, remain as a separate unit.

Pfeffer joins Simon & Schuster on September 19 after having served as Pearson Education’s senior vice president and chief creative officer. Earlier in his career, he spent 26 years in top management at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. He assumes some of the same duties of Brenda Bowen, who left the company to join Hyperion last year.