News for Authors

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

Take Part in Election Day with Book the Vote

by Alex Hill|November, 2018

This fall, Penguin Random House announced Book the Vote, a nonpartisan company-wide initiative dedicated to encouraging voter registration and voter turnout. One of the pillars of the program is author engagement, and we saw dozens of authors take to social media for National Voter Registration Day to ask their readers and fans to take part. Read more

Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards: Celebrating 25 Years of Fostering the Freedom to Create with Young Writers

by The Author Newsletter Team|September, 2018

As part of PRH’s ongoing commitment to creativity, literacy, and diversity, we recently celebrated the twenty-fifth annual Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards. Read on to learn about the ceremony and the talented award recipients. Read more

Refresher: Getting the Most out of the Penguin Random House Author Portal

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|August, 2018

From royalties and sales data to anti-piracy tools and marketing tips, the Penguin Random House Author Portal makes a lot of information available to you. In this article, we’ll break down some key features you might not be aware of, and reintroduce you to the online Author Questionnaire. Read more

Twenty-First-Century Copyediting: Trends and Tips from a Longtime Copy Chief and Managing Editor

by Milena Schmidt|June, 2018

A book publisher’s ability to have a finger on the pulse of cultural trends, media, and technology is key to a successful strategy that affects just about every phase of the publishing process. Read more

Q&A with New CEO of Penguin Random House U.S.

by The Author Newsletter Team|May, 2018

Our newly announced CEO of Penguin Random House U.S., Madeline McIntosh, comes from a book-loving background. She has worked at PRH for more than twenty years in a variety of capacities, from editorial to digital and from sales to audio, from serving as chief operating officer to, most recently, overseeing the Penguin Publishing Group. Read more

Protecting Our Authors’ Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

by The Author Newsletter Team & The Penguin Random House Legal Department|April, 2018

The right to freedom of expression, and the protection of writers against censorship and unjust persecution, are indispensable to the development of society and culture. We at Penguin Random House are unwavering in our support of writers who seek out truth in their stories and stand with organizations that share in our commitment and devotion to free speech as a fundamental right. 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