News for Authors

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

Book Publishing: Still A Stable Business

by Dave Thompson|August, 2016

People love to talk about the death of the publishing industry, but as we’ve shown time and time again, the truth is another matter. The AAP recently released its industry-wide annual report of 2015 data, and here are some key takeaways. Read more

Trends in Podcasting, and What Podcasts Should Be on Your Radar?

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2016

Podcasting, in its early forms, dates back to the early to mid-2000s. Dubbed an experiment by The Guardian in 2004, this twist on radio broadcasting blossomed into an entirely new kind of medium. But by the end of the decade, interest declined as streaming services, from Spotify to Netflix, took the main stage. Read more