News for Authors

September, 2021

Moments: Publishing Trends and Key...

September, 2021

Helping Educators Meet Their Needs...

September, 2021

Using Social Audio to Connect with Your...

Updated Author Portal Resource: Your Publishing Timeline

August, 2021

For first-time authors and seasoned pros alike, the overall publishing timeline for your book can sometimes be challenging to wrap your head around. In this guide, we start nine months before the publication of your new book to go over what’s happening at Penguin Random House and how you can help build your audience. Read more

PRH Audio Launches Ahab Voiceover Casting Platform

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2021

In March, Penguin Random House Audio introduced Ahab, a global online casting platform that helps content creators find and hire exactly the right actor for any voiceover project, whether that’s an audiobook, a video game, an ad spot, animation, a documentary, or a podcast. Read more

Engaging and Collaborating with Influencers

by Neda Dallal|August, 2021

Influencers and “Bookstagrammers” in the online community can be some of the most vocal and passionate advocates for your books. Read on for ways to engage with these influencers and give your book some extra visibility! Read more

Penguin Random House Launches New Platform to Spotlight Black Authors and Stories

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2021

There are infinite ways to be Black. This summer, Penguin Random House launched All Ways Black, a new initiative that showcases and celebrates the many facets of the Black experience. Read more

Author Portal & Newsletter Survey 2021

by The Author Newsletter Team|June, 2021

Calling all authors! We would love you to complete our quick survey. Your feedback helps inform our future content and enhancements, from monthly News for Authors mailings to the variety of resources on the Author Portal to our new Author University program. Read more

Summer Reads: Six Sales Trends This Season

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|June, 2021

As many parts of the world begin to open up again, another reading-filled summer is about to unfold. Keep reading to find out what’s driving this summer’s reading trends, from “BookTok” favorites to the art of canning and preserving. Read more

Should I Start My Own Author Newsletter? (Revisited)

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|June, 2021

In this marketing tip, we look back on an article of ours that addresses the questions: “Should I have an author newsletter? And how do I start one?” These questions have become even more relevant over the last two years, so read on to find out what’s new in the newsletter space. Read more