News for Authors

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

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

Behind the Scenes: Our Digital Video Team and In-House Studios

by John Clinton|October, 2017

Our in-house digital video team offers our authors and publishers the highest-quality state-of-the-art video presentations for the largest audiences. Now in our third year of operation, we continue to work with authors from all PRH divisions at our in-house studios, at major author events (BookCon, ComicCon, BookExpo, ALA), and on location for special projects. Read more

First-Year Experience: How Penguin Random House Reaches College Readers

by Sara Clemens & Alan Walker|September, 2017

First-Year Experience (FYE) is a program run by colleges and universities to help students transition from high school to college. To foster student participation in co-curricular events, hundreds of schools across the country include a Common (or Campus) Read as part of their FYE program for incoming freshmen. Read more

Our Continued Commitment to Print

by Annette Danek-Akey|May, 2017

It’s been well documented, after years of debate and concern, that print books are here to stay and can easily coexist with digital books. We have many successful digital imprints across Penguin Random House, but we also have a continued commitment to print. Read on to learn more about how our fulfillment teams support our print books and authors. Read more