News for Authors

Youth Activism in Books

by Neda Dallal|March, 2018

Recently, the publishing industry has seen an uptick in books that showcase activism from the youth perspective. Books like She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez broach topics of social justice and acknowledge the presence of racial, socioeconomic, and gender divides in our society. Read more

What’s New on Your Favorite Social Media Platforms?

by Neda Dallal|March, 2018

In the age of social media, our communication platforms are constantly in flux. In this article, we highlight recent updates to the most popular social media platforms, and how these changes will be relevant to you. Incorporating these updates into your social media routine might really help to extend your brand and increase awareness about your books! Read more

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2017

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2018

As we ring in the New Year, we look back on the many successes achieved by our talented authors in 2017. We look forward to working closely with many of you in 2018, and to celebrating more achievements to come! Read more

How to Create a Healthy Working Environment Anywhere

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|January, 2018

Whether you’re working in a home office or writing on the go, these tips can be beneficial to your personal health. In this article, we go over ergonomic practices that could help you reduce writing-related injuries and improve productivity. Read more

Broaden Your Speaking-Platform Potential with These 10 Tips from the PRH Speakers Bureau

by Heather Brown|January, 2018

As an author, you may be comfortable speaking at your own book events, which you’ve initiated, but you might wonder how to prepare for and to take fullest advantage of speaking engagements that go beyond your book, such as when schools, conferences, and other venues invite new speakers and panelists. Read more

Spreading the Love of Books This Holiday Season

by The Author Newsletter Team|December, 2017

As a company of book lovers, we understand that the holiday season is one of the best times for authors and readers alike to spread their love of reading to friends and family. Read on to learn more about the fun projects we’re working on to make everyone’s holidays a little bit brighter. Read more

50% of Your PEN Membership Dues Shared by PRH Continues through 2018

by The Author Newsletter Team|December, 2017

As writers, publishers, and believers in the power of language, we know how vital the First Amendment and free expression are to ensuring that books of all kinds are published for readers with every interest, from everywhere. Read more

5 Ways to Create Quality Content for Social Media

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|December, 2017

With 330 million monthly active users on Twitter and 2 billion on Facebook, cutting through the noise can be intimidating and confusing. In this article, we explain how you can make your social media content attractive to readers across all platforms. Read more

The Ever-Changing Landscape of Ebooks

by Liisa McCloy-Kelley|November, 2017

It turns out that unlike many other types of “old” media, the physical form of a book provides a really great user experience. A book has a good tactile feel and an easy-to-understand interface that has been around for hundreds (even thousands) of years. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Tour of Penguin Random House’s Audio Studios

by Dan Zitt|November, 2017

Penguin Random House Audio has been producing award-winning audiobooks for more than thirty years, and is on pace to record more than nine hundred titles in 2017.  Many of these books are recorded in our fifteen state-of-the-art in-house studios—five in New York and ten in Los Angeles—which allow us to record all kinds of audiobooks, ranging from single-voice narration to large-scale full-cast recordings with many narrators. Read more