Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. Simon & Schuster is a major force in today’s consumer publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive cross section of first class information and entertainment, in all printed, digital, and audio formats, to a worldwide audience of readers. The company consists of numerous prestigious and well known imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner, Free Press, Atria, Fireside, Touchstone, Gallery Books, Howard Books, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Little Simon, and Simon Spotlight. Simon & Schuster publishes approximately 2000 titles annually. The company has approximately 1350 employees and can distribute its titles in more than 100 countries and territories around the world.