New SF Imprint: Simon451

Simon & Schuster has announced the launch of a new adult SF/F imprint, Simon451. The imprint will publish both print and e-book formats, but will focus on e-book originals and digital-first publishing, and will also experiment with publishing short stories and serials, as well as reissuing backlist titles as e-books. Senior editor Sarah Knight will run the imprint, which launches in October 2014 with A Vision of Fire, first in the EarthEnd trilogy by actress Gillian Anderson and her co-writer Jeff Rovin, and dystopian The Undying by Ethan Reid.

This imprint is separate from the still-unnamed “YA and above” SF/F Simon & Schuster imprint we reported on previously.