Simon Cowell


What is the Cowell brand? This book looks at the life of Simon Cowell, with a focus on how he became successful.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $4.55   
  • New (7) from $4.55   
  • Used (2) from $8.08   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...


What is the Cowell brand? This book looks at the life of Simon Cowell, with a focus on how he became successful.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—This series is written in a lively fashion, beginning with the table-of-contents pages that contain text boxes with blurbs about what readers can expect to learn in the subsequent sections ("Find out what you need to do to have a successful career like Jay-Z."). Captioned photos, sidebars, and off-set quotes make for an interesting layout. The various fonts and black-and-white borders are reminiscent of a computer screen, adding to the idea that the individuals are cutting edge in their fields. The volumes span the subjects' entire lives, but hone in on their careers. Controversies are noted, but downplayed. For example, Zuckerberg's legal issues are given little space, and Jay-Z's hustling past is rationalized ("At first, the only way Shawn could see to make money for himself and his family was to become a hustler…") and accompanied by a photo of a crack addict using drugs. Each title concludes with a "How to Become an Entrepreneur" chapter, recapping how the subjects achieved their wealth.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432964344
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Titans of Business Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introducing Simon Cowell 4

The Young Cowell 6

The Music Industry 10

Cowell Hits the Big Time 18

The Cowell Brand 32

The Future for Simon Cowell 40

How to Become an Entrepreneur 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)