October 16 – October 23, 2008 Edition

Simon & Schuster
To Offer Book Excerpts
Via MPS Global Reader

TORONTO (Authorlink, Oct. 14, 2008) MPS Mobile’s Global Reader, a worldwide mobile content distribution service, has cinched a major content partnership with Simon & Schuster. As part of the agreement, more than five hundred of Simon & Schuster’s bestselling and popular books will be available via the Global Reader mobile distribution network, accessible to readers on any Internet enabled mobile device they are currently using.


Among the titles available are the mega-selling phenomenon The Secret and books from the Star Trek series, the most successful franchise in publishing history. As a special introductory promotion, mobile users can get free excerpts and a demonstration of the Global Reader service. Readers can either text The Secret or Star Trek to 22646 and get a direct link to this content, or access on their mobile browsers. Additional titles to be available include works by Ernest Hemingway, bestselling series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nancy Drew and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, teen classic Go Ask Alice, and Edgar Award winning author James Lee Burke’s The Tin Roof Blowdown. The full Simon & Schuster eBook catalog will be made available in the coming months.


Douglas Stambaugh, Executive Director, Business Development and Operations for Simon & Schuster Digital commented: “We are very excited about our partnership with MPS Global Reader. With over 3.3 billion Internet-enabled mobile devices in existence worldwide, the potential market for mobile reading is enormous. This represents another great opportunity for us to bring our authors’ works to a platform consumers are increasingly using to get information and entertainment.”


In commenting Global Reader’s Director of Sales Bob Kasher stated. “We are thrilled to join with Simon & Schuster to present a strong list of popular titles on Global Reader. This is truly the new frontier and partnering with such a giant of the literary world enables us to expand our selection of quality content”


Global Reader is available on over 75 Mobile Carriers worldwide in over 160 countries supporting material in a variety of languages, presenting print, audio and video content. You can receive it on any Internet enabled mobile device including the iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericksson Smart phones as well as over 800 other devices worldwide. You can find it by going to on your mobile device.


MPS Mobile is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Publishing Solutions (MPS). MPS has been in the business of providing a variety of publishing services to international publishing and media companies for over 30 years and has earned a strong reputation as a leader in the industry. MPS Mobile is our Global Platform and software solution enabling content providers to reach mobile phone audiences anywhere and everywhere in the world.


Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit their website at