Simon Acumen, a brand new imprint of Simon Element, is now launching.

Simon Element has recently established a new business imprint called Simon Acumen. This imprint, led by Richard Rhorer and Stephanie Hitchcock, is set to publish 15-20 books annually, with a focus on helping readers navigate the ever-changing world of work. Kimberly Meilun, an editor from Hachette Book Group’s PublicAffairs imprint, has also joined the team.

The goal of Simon Acumen is to offer readers practical advice and fresh insights from thought leaders, innovators, academics, journalists, and others who blend theory and practice. The imprint’s debut title will be Cryptomania by Andrew Chow, a tech reporter for Time, which is set for release on August 6th. Other upcoming titles include works by Wharton professor Matthew Bidwell, Pam Manfredo Curtis, John Richardson, Attia Qureshi, Dartmouth professor Gail Ayala Taylor and Jamie Trull.

Simon & Schuster’s president and CEO Jonathan Karp expressed his enthusiasm for the imprint and reiterated the company’s commitment to being a leader in the business book category. Richard Rhorer emphasized that this was an opportune time to launch a business-focused imprint given the rapid technological advancements and cultural shifts influencing the way we work. Readers are seeking guidance to achieve success and purpose in their professional lives making the launch of Simon Acumen timely and relevant.

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