News for Authors

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

50% of Your PEN Membership Dues Shared by PRH Until 12/31

by Jessica McIntyre|December, 2016

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

Introducing the Penguin Random House Author Alerts Program

by Cassie Spencer|November, 2016

At Penguin Random House, we’re always seeking new ways to foster one-on-one relationships between authors and readers. In today’s ever-changing marketing landscape, email remains an essential tool for reaching consumers with news about your books. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest automated email program, Penguin Random House Author Alerts! Read more

How Our Children’s and Teen Library Marketing Teams Reach Patrons and Librarians

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|October, 2016

Libraries are—and always have been—an important part of communities, and according to a recent Pew Research poll, most Americans share the same view. From tech camps and Wi-Fi to increased ebook presence, libraries have been challenged to shift resources and services to meet the needs of the twenty-first-century digital world. Read more