News for Authors

Make Your Voice Heard: Take Our Social Impact Survey

by The Author Newsletter Team|February, 2019

Last month, we shared a video showing how Penguin Random House goes beyond the books we publish to give back to our communities. By volunteering, book donations, and charitable giving, every day our employees and publishers strive to make a positive difference in the world through our Social Impact initiatives. Read more

Five Tips on Taking a Good Author Photo

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|February, 2019

Your official author photos will become one of your most-used assets throughout the publishing process, from publicity to production. In this article, we offer tips on how to get good, multi-purpose author photos. Read more

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2018

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2019

As we ring in the new year, we look back on the many successes achieved by our talented authors in 2018. We look forward to working closely with many of you in 2019, and to celebrating more achievements to come! Read more

Author Portal Update: An Easier, More Secure Login Process

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|January, 2019

If you’ve logged into the Penguin Random House Author Portal in the past month, you may have noticed our new adaptive authentication login process. In this article, we detail the new process and the benefits to come from it. Read more

Book Blogging with Tumblr

by Neda Dallal|January, 2019

The blogging site, Tumblr is one of the more dynamic and versatile social media platforms out there. In this article, you’ll learn some tips on using Tumblr to promote your books in creative and interesting ways. Read more

We Believe in the Power of Books to Connect and Transform Us

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2019

Books have the power to connect and transform us, and at Penguin Random House, as a global community of book lovers, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the world with our publishing. Read more

2018 in Review: Top Five Sales Trends

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|December, 2018

In July, we gave our authors a peek into our top five summer sales trends. In this article, we zoom out a bit and take a look at the entire year, reviewing some of the top sales trends at Penguin Random House throughout all of 2018. Read more

Holiday Charitable Giving with Penguin Random House

by Alex Hill|December, 2018

With the books we publish and through our charitable partnerships, Penguin Random House is committed to making a positive difference in the world. Read on to learn about our various holiday giving campaigns and how you can join us in creating positive social and cultural changes, locally and globally. Read more

Editing Photos Effectively with Instagram

by Dan Vecchitto|December, 2018

You may think of Instagram as a social media platform, but did you know that the app also works as a simple and effective photo editor? If you want to spruce up a photo—tweaking the brightness, colors, sharpness, or overall tone—and don’t have access to photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Instagram is a great choice. In this article, we’ll show you how to edit a photograph on Instagram and then save it, without the need to post it on your social media timeline. Read more

The Influential Impact of Early Reader Programs

by Neda Dallal|November, 2018

One of the best ways to generate buzz for your book is to provide advance copies to reviewers before publication. In this article, we highlight some of the early reader programs that marketers rely on to help get the word out about your book. Read more