our mission

Avid Reader Press, a new division of Simon & Schuster, is built on the idea that the most rewarding publishing has three common denominators: great books, published with intense focus, in true partnership. The staff at Avid Reader Press, a small band of cheerful literary warriors, strives to publish every book with avidity.

Avid Reader Press News

Falling by T. J. Newman is an instant New York Times bestseller. Newsweek calls it a “white-knuckle thrill ride” and Good Morning America calls it “an unputdownable thriller that will take you on a wild ride full of twists and suspense.”

A Course Called America
by Tom Coyne is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf.”

Infinite Country
by Patricia Engel is the March selection for Reese’s book club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon calls it “an exceptionally powerful and illuminating story about a Colombian family torn apart by war and migration.”

Hunt, Gather, Parent is an instant New York Times bestseller. Pamela Druckerman, in The New York Times Book Review, says “Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.”

Group
by Christie Tate is the November selection for Reese’s Book Club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon calls it “a testament to the power of human connection.”

How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? From the #1
New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots. The Dynasty  by Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestseller.

The Wall Street Journal says Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace is “deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season.” Countdown 1945 is a New York Times bestseller.

Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein is a New York Times bestseller. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calls it “powerful [and] intelligent” and says “It is likely to become the political book of the year.” ( The Washington Post)

As James Patterson says, "Excellence is in short supply these days, but you’ll find it on every page of Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s autobiography,
What It Takes.” What It Takes is a New York Times bestseller.

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff is a New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a priceless civic gift.”

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been hailed as “a dazzling achievement” by The Los Angeles Times.

our mission

Avid Reader Press, a new division of Simon & Schuster, is built on the idea that the most rewarding publishing has three common denominators: great books, published with intense focus, in true partnership. The staff at Avid Reader Press, a small band of cheerful literary warriors, strives to publish every book with avidity.

AVID READER PRESS NEWS

Falling by T. J. Newman is an instant New York Times bestseller. Newsweek calls it a “white-knuckle thrill ride” and Good Morning America calls it “an unputdownable thriller that will take you on a wild ride full of twists and suspense.”

A Course Called America
by Tom Coyne is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf.”

Infinite Country
by Patricia Engel is the March selection for Reese’s book club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon calls it “an exceptionally powerful and illuminating story about a Colombian family torn apart by war and migration.”

Hunt, Gather, Parent is an instant New York Times bestseller. Pamela Druckerman, in The New York Times Book Review, says “Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.”

Group
by Christie Tate is the November selection for Reese’s Book Club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon calls it “a testament to the power of human connection.”

How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots. The Dynasty by Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestseller.

The Wall Street Journal says Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace is “deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season.” Countdown 1945 is a New York Times bestseller.

Why We’re Polarized
 by Ezra Klein is a New York Times bestseller. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calls it “powerful [and] intelligent” and says “It is likely to become the political book of the year.” ( The Washington Post)

As James Patterson says, "Excellence is in short supply these days, but you’ll find it on every page of Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s autobiography, What It Takes.” What It Takes is a New York Times bestseller.

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff is a New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a priceless civic gift.”

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been hailed as “a dazzling achievement” by The Los Angeles Times.
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