Random House is constantly working on new ways to bring together authors and readers. Whether it’s through social media, author engagements, or events such as South by Southwest, our divisions lead the charge in connecting with consumers and generating discussions about books around cultural trends.
One innovative way we’re engaging with readers is through our community of category verticals, and we invite authors to get involved in this effort. Across Random House, there are nineteen vertical sites that share engaging content about topics that matter to consumers. These range from crafting to cooking, biography to mystery, and film to personal wellness. The goal of these communities is to provide additional reach and exposure for authors and provide readers with fresh, high-quality content. These sites serve as online destinations, and are also great vehicles to share and syndicate content and articles through social networks and blogs.
You’ll find stories that include a guide to watching and keeping up with Cloud Atlas (on Word & Film), an essay by Elizabeth Berg that explores what it takes to be a good writer (on Biographile), and a list of must-read books for fans of Downton Abbey (on Everyday eBook).
Below is a list of some of our online communities, which invite authors to share their unique perspectives with an engaged group of readers, and information on how to get involved with each:
This website provides original content for everyone who loves true stories about fascinating people. Here you’ll find a home for dedicated readers of biography, memoir, and other related nonfiction; readers who aim to discover a rich mix of real lives through author interviews, news updates, reviews, essays, and contests; and readers looking for writing tips and advice. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
This wellness community, serving as “Inspiration for the Best You,” is accepting articles that inspire healthy living, happiness, business or financial savvy, and a positive lifestyle.
Are you a skilled crafter? We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have a favorite project or time-saving tip for our dynamic crafts blog.
Through this daily eBook recommendation website and newsletter, the site editors share book reviews across genres and publishers, covering fiction, nonfiction, and everything in between that’s available as an eBook. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
This Random House Children’s Books literary community is dedicated to discussion of the latest books and authors. The site is made by and for its members, and is the perfect outlet for avid readers of fiction. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
The hub for literature for children, from toddlers to young adults, has a resource-filled parents’ section. The site is currently accepting content for Author Spotlights, which give fans background on an author’s inspiration for a book. Contact your marketing rep to share spotlight bios, short informal notes to fans, or Q&A’s.
Random House Reader’s Circle (Random House Publishing Group)
We focus on recommendations for book clubs, and our Reader’s Circle program provides book club materials in the paperback editions of our books as well as on our website.Contact us to connect with our 27,000 readers each month; you could describe your own favorite Reader’s Circle books, write a letter to our dedicated readers, or share your personal book club experiences.
With 70,000 avid readers, this vibrant community of bibliophiles is on a mission to “Read it first and pass it on!” The editorial team at RIF is accepting submissions on a wide variety of topics, including “How I Read,” “My Inspiration,” and “Where I Write.”
Reading Group Center (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
Connect with reading groups through one of the most trusted and popular book club resources! In addition to a database of more than 1,000 downloadable guides, we produce in-depth, original, and creative content to share with over 75,000 avid readers across our website, dedicated newsletter, and social network platforms. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
This site focuses on all things romance, and is accepting reviews of romance books and articles on love in life and fiction.
Here you’ll find your one-stop shop for fantasy, science fiction, comics, manga, and gaming. Passionate writers provide regular coverage, including news, interviews, excerpts, guest posts, contests, video, and more. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
Championing the love of cooking, this community is filled with recipes, culinary tips, and interviews. Contact the Recipe Club cooks if you are a “foodie” and want to share your favorite recipes or kitchen tips.
This mobile-enabled site highlights news and features from the world of crime, thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels. Sections include in-depth author profiles (In the Lineup); profiles of great mystery characters (Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames); a selection of great quotations (Wiseguy Quotes); informative and insightful essays; and sneak peaks of new novels. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
This website is dedicated to keeping a literary eye on what’s entertaining the world on screens both big and small, and features reviews, breaking news, exclusive interviews, round-ups, recommendations, author essays, contests, and more. Authors interested in contributing should reach out to their marketing contacts.
To explore Random House’s complete family of vertical communities, please visit: https://authors.randomhouse.com/connect-with-us/
Milena Schmidt works in the Digital Publishing Development team.