News for Authors

Connecting Students and Readers with Our Books by Extending PRH’s Open License

by The Author Newsletter Team|July, 2020

In March, Penguin Random House issued a temporary open license, which was designed as an immediate measure during the coronavirus outbreak to connect our books directly with students and readers, while protecting the long-term value of our authors’ and illustrators’ intellectual property. In response to an increase in permission requests to use our titles, the open license simplifies the process for educators, librarians, and booksellers to conduct distance learning and read-aloud videos. Read on to learn more about the open license, which has been extended to August 31, 2020. Read more

Special Markets for Books

by Milena Schmidt|December, 2013

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, we’re taking a look at the world of Special Markets at Random House. This team ensures your books are just an impulse purchase away via more than 20,000 nontraditional booksellers nationwide, such as Buy Buy Baby, Cracker Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and even Country Inns & Suites. This group of sales professionals also seeks out new opportunities for books through flash-sales sites, monthly subscription boxes, mail order catalogs, and any other burgeoning nontraditional retail channels.

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Indies Talk Trends

by Milena Schmidt|October, 2013

As noted by CNN, independent bookstores have turned a corner against fierce online competition by focusing on events, community, and the personal touch. To find out how they are surviving and thriving in the digital age, we spoke with three booksellers: BookPeople in Austin, Texas; The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut. 

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