News for Authors

2009 to 2019: A Decade of Changes in Book Publishing

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|September, 2019

The past decade in book publishing has been a fascinating time for readers, retailers, authors, and publishers alike. The rise of digital, the self-publishing boom, and significant competition from other media products have all changed the landscape of the industry. Read more

Penguin Random House and Kellogg’s Feeding Reading Partnership to Bring Books to Kids and Families Nationwide

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2019

On Wednesday, July 24, Penguin Random House and Kellogg’s launched the 2019 Feeding Reading program. With Penguin Random House characters, corporate branding, and book covers to be featured on over 80,000,000 Kellogg’s breakfast and snack packages, this is by far the largest direct-to-consumer program Penguin Random House has ever executed.
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What It Takes to Make Great Audiobooks

by Neda Dallal|July, 2019

Book publishers of all shapes and sizes are clamoring to produce audiobooks and meet demand for this fast-growing format. Read more to learn about what sets PRH’s audio production apart, and how we create high-quality audiobooks that resonate with readers and listeners. Read more

How PRH Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Extend Your Book’s Reach

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be simply described as using computer systems to sense, comprehend, and act—mimicking the capabilities of human intelligence. Read on to learn how we use AI at PRH to get your books in the hands of more readers. Read more

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

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2018

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2019

As we ring in the new year, we look back on the many successes achieved by our talented authors in 2018. We look forward to working closely with many of you in 2019, and to celebrating more achievements to come! Read more

Q&A with Managing Editorial: The Traffic-Control Center of the Book’s Production Process

by Casey Blue James|October, 2018

As the publishing industry continues to evolve, the managing editorial department remains crucial to the life of a book. We spoke with Meredith Dros, Executive Managing Editor of Penguin Publishing Group, for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the world of your managing editors, and how their group works to prepare your book for publication. Read more