SOURCE: MPS Mobile Global Reader

October 13, 2008 07:00 ET

Simon & Schuster Titles Now Available on Mobile Phones Through MPS Mobile's Global Reader

"The Secret" and "Star Trek" Series Among Hundreds of Titles to Be Available at wap.global-reader.com

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - MPS Mobile's Global Reader, a worldwide mobile content distribution service, today announced a major content partnership with Simon & Schuster. As part of the agreement, more than five hundred of Simon & Schuster's bestselling and popular titles 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 wap.global-reader.com 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."

About MPS Mobile and Global Reader

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 wap.global-reader.com 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.

About Simon & Schuster

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 our website at www.simonsays.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    For MPS Mobile Global Reader:
    North America
    Robert Kasher
    +1 971 227 5825
    Email Contact

    U.S.
    Sheryl Feuerstein
    SFPR/EastWest Media
    310-821-5858
    Email Contact

    For Simon & Schuster:
    Adam Rothberg
    212-698-1132
    Email Contact