News for Authors

Behind the Scenes: Producing Audiobooks in Quarantine with PRH Audio

by Dan Zitt|September, 2020

Many of us transitioned to working from home in March, and for the Penguin Random House Audio group, this shift in operations presented some challenges. Read on to learn how PRH Audio has moved to creating and producing audiobooks from home, and to see some photos of at-home audio setups!
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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

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

How to Create Your Own Podcast

by Neda Dallal|November, 2019

Ever thought about starting a podcast? As an author, you may find that you have a lot to say beyond the content of your book, and a podcast can be a great medium for this. This article details the basics of making your own podcast, from soup to nuts. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A with Penguin Random House Audio

by Neda Dallal|March, 2019

As digital audio consumption continues to grow, the team creating our audiobooks continues to adapt. We sat down with Amanda D’Acierno, president and publisher of Penguin Random House Audio Group, to learn more about the inner workings of PRH Audio and the audiobook industry as a whole. Read more

Anchor: Extend Your Author Brand with a User-Friendly Podcasting Platform

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2018

A podcast can be a great way to extend your author brand, but it requires a sizeable time and financial investment, and the process can be challenging. Enter Anchor, a new app that offers a user-friendly way to record and share your own podcasts. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Tour of Penguin Random House’s Audio Studios

by Dan Zitt|November, 2017

Penguin Random House Audio has been producing award-winning audiobooks for more than thirty years, and is on pace to record more than nine hundred titles in 2017.  Many of these books are recorded in our fifteen state-of-the-art in-house studios—five in New York and ten in Los Angeles—which allow us to record all kinds of audiobooks, ranging from single-voice narration to large-scale full-cast recordings with many narrators. Read more

Book Publishing: Still A Stable Business

by Dave Thompson|August, 2016

People love to talk about the death of the publishing industry, but as we’ve shown time and time again, the truth is another matter. The AAP recently released its industry-wide annual report of 2015 data, and here are some key takeaways. Read more

Trends in Podcasting, and What Podcasts Should Be on Your Radar?

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2016

Podcasting, in its early forms, dates back to the early to mid-2000s. Dubbed an experiment by The Guardian in 2004, this twist on radio broadcasting blossomed into an entirely new kind of medium. But by the end of the decade, interest declined as streaming services, from Spotify to Netflix, took the main stage. Read more