(7 October 2013) Simon & Schuster and Yilin Press today announced an unprecedented distribution and publishing agreement that will greatly expand the availability of electronic editions of works in Mandarin for readers worldwide.
Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will distribute eBooks of a broad cross-section of Yilin Press’s Mandarin language titles, making these works available worldwide to the large population of Mandarin readers outside China. The books, which will be available through all major eBook retailers working with Simon & Schuster, include Mandarin translations of both modern and classic works, and also many classic Chinese titles. The project will launch with a list of approximately 300 titles.
In addition, the Simon & Schuster trade imprint has acquired from Yilin world English rights to a select list of books. The list will be comprised of nonfiction titles about Chinese culture and history as well as popular and acclaimed fiction, and will feature major Chinese authors including Shen
Congwen, Lu Xun, Bing Xin, Ye Zhaoyan, and Su Tong, some of whom have never before been translated into English. Simon & Schuster will publish the first list of eight titles in Spring 2014.
Read the press release here.