News for Authors

Creating Community and Reaching New Readers: Freshman Year Reading

September, 2013

Many students around the country have dedicated time this summer to reading one book in particular: a common reading book assigned by a college or university to incoming first-year students. Over the past several years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of college and universities (now more than three hundred) that assign a common reading book—from small liberal arts colleges to large public institutions to Ivy League universities.  Read more

Behind the Scenes at Random House Studio

September, 2013

RH Studio is the brainchild of Peter Gethers, a longtime Random House editor and a writer of books, screenplays, and television series. He conceived of the Random House Films unit in 2005, as a way to expand the readership and sales potential that our publishing teams see in books they acquire, by pitching appropriate titles to partners in the theatrical film industry. Read more

Explore the Literary Side of Twitter with BookVibe

September, 2013

Have you ever wondered what your followers on Twitter are reading and what they are saying about books? A new book discovery tool called BookVibe lets you keep up with book trends, find new reads, and tune in to book chatter on Twitter. BookVibe utilizes a sophisticated algorithm to scour the Twittersphere for conversations about books, measure online buzz, and detect sentiment around books. Read more