News for Authors

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

How PRH.com Drives Discovery and Book Sales

by Neda Dallal|September, 2018

PenguinRandomHouse.com is a prime destination for readers and consumers alike. In this article, we detail the rising performance of PRH.com, some special features the site offers, and how we use the site to increase visibility of our authors’ titles. Read more

Book Publishing: A Thriving Business

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2018

As we embark on the second half of the year, with its new crop of anticipated releases, we pause to share a marketplace pulse-check. Which categories are growing? Which formats are on the rise? Using newly released data from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), along with data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bookscan, we answer these questions and more. 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

Five Trends in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Authors

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2018

We’ve covered search engine optimization (SEO) before from a marketing perspective, but in this article, we go beyond the website and dig deeper into rapidly developing trends in SEO—such as voice search, secure links, and the rise of video—and how they affect how readers discover your brand. Read more