Samantha Weiner Executive Editor Simon Element

About the Editor

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Samantha Weiner joined Simon Element in 2022. Previously, she was an executive editor at Abrams, where she began her editorial career in 2010. She is the editor behind breakout successes such as Shea Serrano’s New York Times bestsellers The Rap Year Book and Basketball (and Other Things), the New York Times bestselling Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast: The BookComplex Presents: Sneaker of the Year, and the New York Times bestseller Why I March. Samantha has worked with Nick Viall of The Viall Files, Scott Aukerman, Iliza Shlesinger, DJ Envy of The Breakfast Club, and Questlove, among other notable talents. Her forthcoming list at Simon Element includes authors such as Grammy-nominated rapper Big Sean, ESPN’s Sarah Spain, and Paige DeSorbo and Hannah Berner of Giggly Squad. Samantha is constantly on the lookout for authors who are thought leaders at the forefront of cultural conversations. Her list features illustrated and non-illustrated non-fiction projects with specific, unexpected, and timely points of view.

Areas of interest: Pop Culture, Self-development, Humor, Sports, Music, Love/Relationships, Lifestyle


Last Updated: April 4, 2024