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Stacy Creamer Named Publisher-Of S&S Touchstone Fireside

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May 7 – 14, 2009 Edition

Stacy Creamer Named Publisher
Of S&S Touchstone Fireside

NEW YORK, NY (Authorlink News, May 7, 2009)—Stacy Creamer has been named Vice President and Publisher of Touchstone Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., effective May 11. The appointment was jointly announced by Carolyn Reidy, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, and Martha Levin, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Free Press. In her new position, Ms. Creamer will report to Ms. Levin. Touchstone Fireside and Free Press will have independently functioning editorial and publishing staffs.

Ms. Creamer comes to Touchstone Fireside from Broadway Books, where she is Vice President and Editor in Chief. Since joining Doubleday Broadway in 2001, Ms. Creamer has edited numerous acclaimed and bestselling works, including Douglas Blackmon’s SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Lauren Weisberger’s THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Elizabeth Edwards’s SAVING GRACES, Kurt Eichenwald’s CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS, Carolyn Jessop’s ESCAPE, Christopher Reich’s RULES OF DECEPTION, Dr. Louis Aronne’s THE SKINNY, and Ed Viesturs and David Roberts’s NO SHORTCUTS TO THE TOP.

“Stacy is one of the true stars of the publishing world,” said Carolyn Reidy. “She is highly regarded for her editorial skill, eclectic taste, and ability to acquire and nurture books that garner both critical acclaim and major bestselling status. In Stacy and Martha we will have an experienced and powerful publishing management team ready to take Touchstone Fireside to new levels of accomplishment.”

“Stacy has a proven eye for high-quality books that have broad appeal,” added Martha Levin. “We are delighted to welcome a publishing executive of her caliber to Touchstone Fireside.”

“I’m looking forward to getting to Touchstone Fireside and Simon & Schuster and digging in,” said Stacy Creamer. “They have an impressive backlist as well as a great roster of new hardcovers. I’m excited for the opportunity to build upon their success to date.”

Ms. Creamer began her publishing career in 1984 as an assistant to Phyllis Grann at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, where she rose to become Executive Editor. At Putnam she was the editor of Lance Armstrong’s IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE, and edited many other high-profile authors including Robin Cook, Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Alice Hoffman, Dean Koontz and Steve Martini.

Recent bestsellers and prominent titles from Touchstone Fireside include A LITTLE BIT WICKED by Kristin Chenoweth, NATURALLY THIN by Bethenny Frankel, THE BRO CODE by Barney Stinson, CRUEL INTENT by J.A. Jance, DON’T MIND IF I DO by George Hamilton, and THE OTHER QUEEN and THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philippa Gregory.

Ms. Creamer replaces Mark Gompertz, who was recently named Executive Vice President, Digital Publisher of Simon & Schuster. Mr. Gompertz will retain managerial oversight of the company’s Howard Books imprint.

Simon & Schuster, a part of 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 our website at http://www.simonandschuster.com