News for Authors

Your Invitation to Author University 2022: Master Classes for Authors

by The Author Newsletter Team |March, 2022

Penguin Random House is thrilled to invite you to Author University 2022: Master Classes for Authors, a virtual learning event featuring a selection of breakout authors and publishing experts sharing their advice and insights on how to pitch your book, tips for debut authors, and more. Author University is completely free and open to every Penguin Random House author.

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Now Available: Author University Bonus Session Videos On Demand

by The Author Newsletter Team |January, 2022

After our Inaugural Author University event in May, we heard your requests for more social media tips and more content for writers of YA and adult fiction. In November, the Author Portal team brought you Author University: The Bonus Sessions, a set of three live virtual masterclasses for authors by authors. We’re thrilled to announce that recordings of all the Bonus Sessions are now available on demand for your viewing pleasure.

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Penguin Random House U.S. Publishing Programs Audit Findings

by Penguin Random House U. S.|December, 2021

It is an honor to bring stories and ideas into the world. Penguin Random House is committed to serving our Contributors (i.e., authors, illustrators, and other creators) and to bringing their culture-shaping perspectives and stories to readers. We have a responsibility to achieve greater inclusion not only within our workforce population but also throughout the community of creative and original voices we publish. And we know that our mission to publish books for everyone can be accomplished only if our Contributors’ demographics better represent the society we live in.

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Penguin Random House Celebrates the Contributions of Our Latinx and Hispanic Authors

by Anthony Key|October, 2021

In celebration of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, Penguin Random House has launched #IAmLaCultura! This campaign celebrates Latinx and Hispanic authors whose stories are redefining identity and shaping culture. As we continue our mission of bringing new and diverse audiences into the Penguin Random House universe, we want to showcase a range of stories across the Latinx and Hispanic diaspora. Read more

Author Portal & Newsletter Survey 2021

by The Author Newsletter Team|June, 2021

Calling all authors! We would love you to complete our quick survey. Your feedback helps inform our future content and enhancements, from monthly News for Authors mailings to the variety of resources on the Author Portal to our new Author University program. Read more

Five Things Authors Can Do to Support Their Marketers

by Neda Dallal|October, 2020

Even during difficult times like these, your marketing team is working hard to get your books into readers’ hands. Read on for some tips on what you can do to support your marketer, now and in the future. Read more

How to Stay Connected with Other Authors

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|September, 2020

Without the camaraderie surrounding in-person author events and conferences, it can be difficult to stay connected with other authors during this time. In this article, we go over tips for how to virtually connect with the author community through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Read more

A Letter from Our U.S. CEO, Madeline McIntosh

May, 2020

Dear authors and illustrators:

I hope you’re staying safe and well. I’m writing to you from what I now think of as one of several thousand Penguin Random House “offices” scattered across the country. We’re now into our third month of remote work, and so it seems a good time to let you know how we are doing, as a community and as a company. Read more

The Author’s Experience: How to Visit with Book Clubs

May, 2020

Jill Santopolo is vice president and associate publisher of Philomel Books, as well as the bestselling author of the novels More Than Words and The Light We Lost (a Reese’s Book Club pick). In this article, Santopolo offers tips on how to make your experience as a book club guest worthwhile for all involved, whether you are joining a local gathering or tuning in via video conference. Read more

Supporting You, Our Authors, and Our Retail Partners During the Coronavirus Crisis

by The Author Newsletter Team|April, 2020

Books have the power to connect and sustain us, particularly in times like these. Your mission—to create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire—and our mission—to connect those stories with readers everywhere—are more important than ever.  Read more