Carolyn Reidy Wiki – Biography
Carolyn Reidy best known as president and CEO of Simon & Schuster died of a heart attack. She was a veteran publishing figure known for her focus on the bottom line, her wide curiosity, and her marketing prowess. Simon & Schuster CFO Dennis Eulau shared the news in a letter to staff on Tuesday.
Carolyn Reidy has died at the age of 71.
Reidy began her career in publishing in 1974 with Random House, where she worked in its subsidiary rights department. She went on to serve as publisher and associate publisher for the Random House imprint Vintage Books and worked a stint at William Morrow and Co. before becoming president and publisher of Avon Books. She joined Simon & Schuster in 1992 as president of the trade division.
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Eulau credits Reidy for the success of a number of books by authors such as Pulitzer Prize winners David W. Blight, Anthony Doerr, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Frank McCourt, David McCullough, and Siddhartha Mukherjee and world leaders and newsmakers such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dick Cheney, Walter Isaacson, and Bob Woodward.
“She was equally attentive, on a personal level, to our authors, to whom she sent handwritten notes when they received awards, made the bestseller list, or simply to let them know when she finished reading their books,” Eulau said.
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She is survived by her husband, Stephen, and several siblings.
Cause of Death
Carolyn has died on 12 May 2020 at the age of 71. Her death cause is the heart attack.