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WILLA PERLMAN NAMED PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER OF SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S BOOKS

 NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Willa Perlman has been named president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Children's Books, it was announced today by Jack Romanos, president of the Paramount Publishing Consumer Group. Ms. Perlman succeeds John Sargent who is leaving to pursue other interests.
 Ms. Perlman comes to Paramount Publishing from HarperCollins where she was formerly the editorial director of Willa Perlman Books. Before joining HarperCollins, Ms. Perlman spent eight years with Harcourt Brace where she started the children's book imprint, Gulliver Books; served as publicity and advertising director for the trade division; and from 1987 to 1990, was director of the Harcourt Brace Children's Books Division. Under her leadership the division doubled in size adding two new imprints and four new product lines. Over the course of Ms. Perlman's career in children's and adult book publishing she has published books by such notable authors as Mem Fox, Karla Kuskin, Barry Moser, Alice Walker, Don and Audrey Wood, and Ed Young.
 "Willa Perlman's proven expertise as both a publisher and editor provides vision, innovation, and a dedication to quality that will insure the continued success of our children's book division," said Mr. Romanos.
 "It is clear to me that Paramount Publishing has made a substantial commitment to the Simon & Schuster Children's Books Division," said Ms. Perlman, "and I am thrilled to be joining them at this exciting juncture."
 Paramount Publishing, the publishing operation of Paramount Communications Inc., is America's leading publisher of educational material and has significant operations serving the consumer and the business, technical and professional publishing markets. Paramount Publishing's principal imprints include Simon & Schuster, Prentice Hall, Pocket Books and Silver Burdett Ginn. Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI) is a global entertainment and publishing company.
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 /CONTACT: Martha Dunn of Paramount Publishing, 212-373-8516/
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