Justin Schwartz Vice President and Executive Editor Simon Element

About the Editor

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Justin Schwartz joined Simon and Schuster in 2020 as vice president and executive editor. Justin’s publishing career spans thirty years, and his acquisitions include all-time bestsellers and classics such as The Whole 30, which spent 116 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, and How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. He has published books by celebrity chefs; television personalities including Drew and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers; and blogging and social media superstars like New York Times bestsellers Binging with Babish by Andrew Rea and The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass. At the Simon Element imprint, Justin continues to enthusiastically publish in the lifestyle category with a focus on books that better lives and that are best portrayed through photography and other visually driven formats. Preppy Kitchen by John Kanell is Justin’s first New York Times bestseller for Element, and upcoming publications include Somebody Feed Phil the Book by Phil Rosenthal, host of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix; An American in Provence by Jamie Beck, and Tasting History by YouTube sensation Max Miller.


Last Updated: November 17, 2022