News for Authors

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

Dealing with Conflict on Social Media

by Emily Hughes|November, 2017

Please note that the advice provided here is for informational purposes only. If you are dealing with serious threats to yourself and your family, or threats of legal action, you should consult with a lawyer. Read more

Facebook Pivots to Video, Introduces Watch

by Milena Schmidt|October, 2017

Penguin Random House is among a select group of partners, including A&E, BuzzFeed, and others, who are creating video for the newly launched Facebook Watch. Read on to learn more about this initiative and how we’re using it to connect readers with books and authors.   Read more

All About Pre-Orders

by Phil Stamper-Halpin with Julie Cepler|September, 2017

From Apple launch events to Netflix viral campaigns, creating early buzz for a new product in any industry is key to its initial success. Read on to learn more about how marketing/media campaigns in support of pre-orders can help capture that early buzz in the book world. Read more

Author’s Toolkit: How to Pitch Your Book to Anyone

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|September, 2017

Whether you’re speaking at a local bookstore or you find yourself in an elevator with an inquisitive friend, as an author you will find yourself pitching at every turn. This toolkit will help you develop pitches to navigate any situation. Read more

How Penguin Random House Gets Your Books into Libraries

by Jen Childs|August, 2017

Librarians play a key role in breaking out first-time authors and in helping expand the readership of growing and established authors. And for more than twenty-five years, the library marketing team has been a leader in supporting and marketing books to these essential partners. Read on to learn how we get your books into the hands of librarians across the country. Read more

How to Connect with Fans on Goodreads

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2017

Many readers use Goodreads to discover new books and interact with their favorite authors. Read on to learn about what’s new on Goodreads and find out how you can connect with your fans on this engaging platform. 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

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

International Marketing and Publicity: Promoting Your Books Worldwide

by Christine Swedowsky|February, 2017

With more than seven hundred million English speakers living outside of North America, marketing our books globally is more important than ever. Read more