News for Authors

Bringing Reading to New Audiences with Literary Podcasts

by Neda Dallal|April, 2020

As people worldwide practice social distancing, podcasts are a great way to connect with readers. Read on to learn about some great literary podcasts that bring book lovers together, even from afar. Read more

How to Use Live Social Video to Reach Your Readers

by Richard Wylde|April, 2020

The live video feature on social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube can be a powerful and unique way to connect with your audience in this unusual time in our industry. In this article, we share three steps to create a great live social video and a few platform-specific tech tips. Read more

Penguin Random House Audio Brings Theater to Listeners Everywhere

by Alex Hill|March, 2020

Penguin Random House Audio continues to push the boundaries of creativity in the audiobook medium. Read on to learn how our Audio team is producing exclusive audiobook recordings of several critically acclaimed Broadway productions. Read more

Author Portal Update: A Sneak Peek at Our New Author Guides

by The Author Newsletter Team|March, 2020

When analyzing our recent Author Newsletter and Portal survey responses, we noticed that many authors want more in-depth content on various topics, especially our valuable monthly marketing tips. Read on to get a sneak peek at Author Guides, a test of our new video presentation program for authors. Read more

Roundup: Some of Our Most Popular Marketing Tips

by The Author Newsletter Team|March, 2020

Whether you’re new to Penguin Random House or a seasoned member of our publishing family, you may want to look back on some of our most useful and popular marketing tips for authors from the past few years. Read more

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2019

January, 2020

As we ring in the new year (and new decade!), it’s a great time to look back on the many successes our talented authors achieved in 2019. We are excited to work closely with many of you in 2020, and to celebrate more coming accomplishments! Read more

PRH’s First-Ever Book Fair for Grownups

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2020

Few childhood events evoke as much nostalgia as the elementary-school book fair. Read on to learn how Penguin Random House captured that unmistakable, magical feeling at our first-ever Book Fair for Grownups on Saturday, November 23, at Lightbox in New York City. Read more

Best Practices for Participating in Author Panels

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|January, 2020

Whether you’re at a bookstore or a conference, you’ll likely find yourself on stage as part of an author panel at some point in your career. In this article, we’ll dig into how to prepare for the experience. Read more

A Year in Review: Top Book Trends of 2019

by Neda Dallal|December, 2019

As the end of 2019 approaches, we take a look back at major trends that resonated with readers this year. Keep reading to learn about some of the biggest PRH sales trends of 2019. Read more

The Ins and Outs of Cover Design

by Anthony Ramondo|December, 2019

For many authors, the design process behind their book jackets remains a mystery. Read on for a PRH creative director’s firsthand experience of creating cover designs, insights into how to translate a manuscript into a visual concept, and examples of different cover options for a few of our titles! Read more