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our mission

Avid Reader Press, the newest 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

LeBron by Jeff Benedict is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “inspiring” and the Los Angeles Times proclaims it “masterful.”
Challenger by Adam Higginbotham is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Washington Post calls it “superb” and the New York Times proclaims it “a universal story that transcends time.”
The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley is the May selection for Good Morning America's book club and an instant New York Times bestseller. The Washington Post calls it “utterly winning” and The Los Angeles Times proclaims it “witty, sexy escapist fiction [that] packs a substantial punch.”
The Age of Grievance by Frank Bruni is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “brilliant” and the New York Times proclaims it “the best prescription for our redemption.”
Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes is an instant New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. The Los Angeles Times calls it "a funny, fast-paced, flip-the-playbook mystery" and Library Journal proclaims Holmes "a gifted wordsmith."
The Genius of Israel by Dan Senor and Saul Singer is an instant New York Times bestseller. CBS News declares, “You can’t understand this war without understanding Israel, and this book helps people do that,” and the Wall Street Journal says its “reportage sheds light on a larger question: How is a country so incurably divided also a country so resolutely united?”
Gambler by Billy Walters is an instant New York Times bestseller. Sports Illustrated calls it “an insightful read” and Forbes proclaims it “a fascinating look behind the success, failure, and redemption of one of the greatest gamblers and entrepreneurs of our time.”
Drowning by T. J. Newman is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Washington Post calls it “ruthlessly suspenseful” and the Los Angeles Times proclaims "the reader cannot look away."
LeBron by Jeff Benedict is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “inspiring” and the Los Angeles Times proclaims it “masterful.”
The Rise of the Rest by Steve Case is an instant #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Profiles in Ignorance
by Andy Borowitz is an instant New York Times bestseller. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls it “a devastatingly funny takedown of a veritable Mount Rushmore of incompetents.”

Life on the Mississippi
by Rinker Buck is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal proclaims, “Life on the Mississippi sparkles,” and in a starred review, Kirkus Reviews says, “For armchair-travel aficionados and frontier-history buffs, it doesn’t get much better.”

Phil
by Alan Shipnuck is an instant New York Times bestseller. Golfweek calls it “a rollicking good time” and Bloomberg Businessweek proclaims it “well researched, bracingly written, and full of previously unreported color; Mickelson emerges as a mercurial and charismatic figure whose record-setting golf game is possibly the least interesting thing about him.”

Speak
by massively popular Peloton instructor and fitness star Tunde Oyeneyin is an instant New York Times bestseller.

The Beauty of Dusk by Frank Bruni is an instant New York Times bestseller. Oprah calls it “a positive message, a powerful reminder that with great vulnerability also comes great reward” and Min Jin Lee in The New York Times writes, “The Beauty of Dusk isn’t the sad story of a man who lost his sight; it is the generous narrative of a student who sought wisdom when trials appeared in his life.”

Watergate by Garrett M. Graff is an instant New York Times bestseller. Douglas Brinkley in The New York Times calls it “dazzling” and Len Downie Jr. in the Washington Post writes, “Do we need still another Watergate book? The answer turns out to be yes—this one.”

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio is an instant New York Times bestseller. Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times calls it “a provocative read” and Arianna Huffington says “this may well be the most important book of the year if not the decade. A must-read.”

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “stellar” and The New York Post proclaims it “an instant sports classic.”

Countdown Bin Laden by Chris Wallace is an instant New York Times bestseller. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls it “a highly readable, vividly detailed account of one of the most dramatic intelligence victories in recent history.”

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 a New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf.”

Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff 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.”

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.”

Group by Christie Tate is the November selection for Reese’s book club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon says, “every page of this incredible memoir had me thinking ‘I wish I had read this book when I was 25’” and Lisa Taddeo calls it, “one of the most startlingly hopeful books I have ever read.”

The Dynasty by Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestseller. Colin Cowherd proclaims, “The Dynasty is Jeff Benedict’s latest masterpiece” and Bloomberg calls it, “an epic business story.”

Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace is a New York Times bestseller. The New York Times Book Review proclaims it, “a superb, masterly book” and The Washington Post calls it, “compelling and highly readable.”

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)

What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman is a New York Times bestseller. Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, says, “What It Takes is a must-read book, filled with the experiences of one of the great business success stories of the last 30 years.”

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

The Beauty of Dusk by Frank Bruni is an instant New York Times bestseller. Oprah calls it “a positive message, a powerful reminder that with great vulnerability also comes great reward” and Min Jin Lee in The New York Times writes, “The Beauty of Dusk isn’t the sad story of a man who lost his sight; it is the generous narrative of a student who sought wisdom when trials appeared in his life.”

Watergate
by Garrett M. Graff is an instant New York Times bestseller. Douglas Brinkley in The New York Times calls it “dazzling” and Len Downie Jr. in the Washington Post writes, “Do we need still another Watergate book? The answer turns out to be yes—this one.”  

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order
by Ray Dalio is an instant New York Times bestseller. Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times calls it “a provocative read” and Arianna Huffington says “this may well be the most important book of the year if not the decade. A must-read.”

Countdown bin Laden
by Chris Wallace is an instant New York Times bestseller. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls it “a highly readable, vividly detailed account of one of the most dramatic intelligence victories in recent history.”

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.”

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.”

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)

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.

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski is an instant New York Times bestseller. The Wall Street Journal calls it “stellar” and The New York Post proclaims it “an instant sports classic.”

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

Group by Christie Tate is the November selection for Reese’s book club and an instant New York Times bestseller. Reese Witherspoon says, “every page of this incredible memoir had me thinking I wish I had read this book when I was 25’” and Lisa Taddeo calls it, “one of the most startlingly hopeful books I have ever read.”