News for Authors

Penguin Random House’s 2020 Social Impact Report

by The Author Newsletter Team|June, 2021

We are pleased to share Penguin Random House’s 2020 Social Impact Report, which summarizes our 2020 global commitment to serving our communities beyond the books we publish. Read more

Now Available: Author University Videos On Demand

by The Author Newsletter Team|May, 2021

In March, the Author Portal team brought you Author University, a live virtual masterclass for authors by authors. We’re thrilled to announce that all sessions from Author University are now available on demand for your viewing pleasure. Read more

Meet the PRH Consumer Marketing Team

by Kelsey Manning|May, 2021

Penguin Random House has the most robust consumer marketing team in the industry, so we thought it was time to give you a look behind the scenes at how we support you, your publishing teams, and your books. Read more

Supporting & Working With Independent Bookstores

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2021

Bookstores love to support local authors, especially independent stores, which can put extra effort into promoting an author and hand-selling books to readers. In this article, we discuss ways to work with independent bookstores when promoting your book. Read more

Rethinking Our New “Old” Business: Why Books and Publishing Are Flourishing Today

by The Author Newsletter Team|May, 2021

On Monday, May 24, you are invited to join Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle’s virtual live conversation with Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Think Again. Read more

Moments: Publishing Trends and Key Occasions for Summer 2021

by Grant Griglak|April, 2021

At Penguin Random House, direct communication and relationships with readers are key to marketplace success, and strong consumer marketing and outreach begin with understanding our audience. Penguin Random House Consumer Insights is excited to present Moments Summer 2021, a report that predicts consumer sentiment and behaviors we can expect during the coming quarter. Read more

Explore PRH’s Trending Titles with ‘Today’s Top Books’

by The Author Newsletter Team|April, 2021

The world is noisy—with all the books, music, and TV shows released daily, we know it can feel daunting for readers to decide what to tune in to next. That’s why Penguin Random House is rolling out Today’s Top Books, a custom-built website that uses data to serve up the five trending books of each day.  Read more

The Waiting Period: Five Tips for Maximizing Your Presence Before Book Promotion Begins

by Neda Dallal|April, 2021

Once you’ve completed the editing process for your manuscript to the mutual satisfaction of you and your editor, you’re probably eager to get started on promoting your book. And in the waiting period before active book promotion begins, there are several actions you can take to boost your presence and make for a seamless promotional process when the time comes! Read more

Penguin Random House Announces Extended Payment Plan for Independent Bookstores

by The Author Newsletter Team|April, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, independent bookstores in the United States will receive an additional month to pay their Penguin Random House invoices. This extended payment plan will become effective with all titles in the May invoice cycle, including initial orders for May titles and reorders placed during the May billing cycle.

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An Interview with Anthony Key, Penguin Random House’s New Director of Multicultural Marketing

by Kelsey Manning|March, 2021

PRH recently welcomed Anthony Key as our new director of multicultural marketing. In this Q&A, we’ll get to know Key, his vision for PRH and publishing as a whole, and his dedication to the pursuit of getting books into the hands of all readers. Read more