Bob Bender

Bob Bender

Bob Bender is a Vice President and Executive Editor who has been at S&S since 1981. He acquires a wide range of mainly serious nonfiction, including biography and autobiography, history, current events, popular science, popular culture (primarily film and music), business narrative and investing, and books about baseball.

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A Legendary Jazz Musician with a Penchant for Nice Shoes

In the mid-1980s my new assistant came to Simon & Schuster from a law firm in Atlanta that specialized in entertainment law. Together, we went over the firm’s list of clients and agreed that one we most wanted to sign up for Simon & Schuster was Miles Davis. I had long been a fan of Miles’s music. As it turned out, Miles was ready to tell his story. Before long we had his autobiography under contract, pending a meeting in person.

It’s Always Something: Lessons I Learned as an Editor in Hollywood

Bob Bender is a Vice President and Senior Editor who has been at S&S since 1981. He acquires a wide range of mainly serious nonfiction, including biography and autobiography, history, current events, popular science, popular culture (primarily film and music), business narrative and investing, and books about baseball.   In the fall…

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