News for Authors

Penguin and Random House Unite in One Building

by Alex Hill|April, 2019

Since Penguin and Random House merged in 2013, it has always been our hope that the colleagues from both houses would officially unite under one roof. This became a reality in 2016 when Markus Dohle, Penguin Random House CEO, announced to employees that SL Green Realty Corp., the majority owner of Random House’s longtime headquarters at 1745 Broadway, had offered an exceptional one-time deal and PRH accepted the opportunity for an earlier move than previously thought possible. With that, a multi-year project to bring the Penguins uptown began. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A with Penguin Random House Audio

by Neda Dallal|March, 2019

As digital audio consumption continues to grow, the team creating our audiobooks continues to adapt. We sat down with Amanda D’Acierno, president and publisher of Penguin Random House Audio Group, to learn more about the inner workings of PRH Audio and the audiobook industry as a whole. Read more

Persona: How We Use Reader Segmentation to Extend Your Books’ Reach

by The Author Newsletter Team|March, 2019

To better understand readership in the United States, Penguin Random House initiated the company’s largest-ever market research survey to gain insight into readers’ motivations, discovery methods, preferences, and purchasing behaviors. Read on to learn how we use this information to get your books in the hands of more readers. Read more

Make Your Voice Heard: Take Our Social Impact Survey

by The Author Newsletter Team|February, 2019

Last month, we shared a video showing how Penguin Random House goes beyond the books we publish to give back to our communities. By volunteering, book donations, and charitable giving, every day our employees and publishers strive to make a positive difference in the world through our Social Impact initiatives. Read more

We Believe in the Power of Books to Connect and Transform Us

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2019

Books have the power to connect and transform us, and at Penguin Random House, as a global community of book lovers, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the world with our publishing. Read more

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