Simon and Schuster certainly is not to be trusted. These large firms work with the NYT and other outlets to push memes, mould opinion and not just on the NYT best sellers' list. They run stables or portfolios of books and if Mossad or the CIA say we would like you to publish this baloney, they will, just as they do moderated vanity publishing.But You can not trust the veracity of any American publication or media utterance
To take an easy example but not one I am professionally dealing with. Say if "they" decide to push Dr Ibo Joseph or whatever the name of the fat Nigerian beefing off the Irish is, then they will publish her opus and get some hack to put into intelligible English.
Terry Keane, the tramp who betrayed Haughey, worked in that way. She would get her title tattle and pass it on to the paper, who would fix her English and so on. Hello magazine and similar work in that way. The title tattles get the stories and the skivvies put it into English
Mossad agent Sam Harris is a good example. After 9/11 his dumb ass book was pushed to the skies to damn all religions except Judaism. Ttotal CIA/Mossad job.