News for Authors

Between the Lines: A New Series from Penguin Random House & Creative Live

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2017

Calling all creators! Penguin Random House and CreativeLive, an online education platform with a creative community of experts, are proud to present a free series starting August 10, modeled on the successful 30 Days of Genius series. CreativeLive worked with authors from John Grisham to Margaret Atwood, who reveal what storytelling means to them and describe the stories that inspired their work. Read more

11 Apps and Tools to Make Your Writing Sessions More Productive

by Phillip Stamper-Halpin|July, 2017

Whether you write fifty words a day or five thousand, you have a writing process that works for you. Whatever your process, we suggest some tips on how to cut distractions and get the most out of your writing sessions. Read more

Out of Print: Turning Books into Merchandise

by The Author Newsletter Team |July, 2017

Penguin Random House recently acquired Out of Print, the pioneering creator and retailer of licensed illustrated literary-themed products. Read on to learn more about the new addition to the PRH family and find out how to get 50 percent off your next Out of Print order. Read more

How to Boost Your Reach with Newsletter Segmentation

by Cassie Spencer |July, 2017

As we’ve mentioned before, a newsletter can be a vital part of your marketing campaign. At Penguin Random House, some of the highest engagement rates come from our email newsletters. In this article, we’ll show you how to use subscriber segmentation strategies to increase engagement while reducing deliverability issues. Read more

What Factors Influence an Impulse Buy? (Infographic)

by Zemen Kidane|June, 2017

Impulse versus planned buying is an area of consumer insights that has long fascinated marketers and researchers. Understanding the types of consumers that purchase books on a whim and the motivations behind their purchases can help inform a publisher’s marketing and sales campaigns. Read more

Step-by-Step Guide to the Interior Design Process for an Illustrated Novel

by Stephanie Moss|June, 2017

The process for an illustrated novel can vary based on the amount and intricacy of art and the schedule and complexity of the manuscript. View the presentation below to learn how Random House Children’s Books brings a story from a manuscript to finished book. Read more

How to Refresh Your Author Website

by Brandi Larsen|June, 2017

Your author website can be a key resource for your fans. Use these design, content, and discoverability tips to refresh your site. Read more

Our Continued Commitment to Print

by Annette Danek-Akey|May, 2017

It’s been well documented, after years of debate and concern, that print books are here to stay and can easily coexist with digital books. We have many successful digital imprints across Penguin Random House, but we also have a continued commitment to print. Read on to learn more about how our fulfillment teams support our print books and authors. Read more

Cracking the Asian Markets: Sales and Promotional Opportunities for Children’s Books

by Christine Swedowsky|May, 2017

The market for English-language children’s books in Asia is large and growing, with China, the Philippines, and South Korea at the front of the pack. In 2016, these three countries collectively accounted for well above half of all revenue in our Asian markets. In China alone, children’s book sales have increased by 100 percent yearly from 2014 to 2016. Read more

How to Use Visuals to Strengthen Your Social Media Posts

by Jennifer Clare|May, 2017

Visual media has become a must on social media. Studies show that social media users across all platforms respond better to and interact more with pictures and images compared to plain text. Tweets with images receive 150 percent more retweets than tweets without images. Facebook posts with images see twice as much engagement as those without. And Instagram, a platform specifically designed for image-sharing, recorded more than 500 million users in June 2016. Read more