News for Authors

How DEI Can Help Authors: A Q&A with the PRH Manager of Diversity Recruitment and VP of Growth Marketing

by Eboni Rafus-Brenning|September, 2022

According to Eboni Rafus-Brenning, Manager for Diversity Recruitment at PRH, a diverse, equitable and inclusive publishing company is a major keystone for creating a receptive and productive environment for authors and their readers alike. New hires recruited from outside of publishing, like VP of Growth Marketing Anne Bono, can offer insights from other industries to help propel authors forward. Read on to learn more about why diversity matters at your publishing house—Eboni will take it from here!

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How to Keep Momentum Up in the Months (and Years!) After Your Launch

by Neda Dallal and Phil Stamper-Halpin|August, 2022

After the initial buzz of a book’s launch fades and the book is out in the world, many authors wonder how to keep that momentum going. Read on for a few tips on keeping momentum up months (and years!) after your launch.

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How to Make and Maintain Connections through LinkedIn

by Jacky Bethea|June, 2022

LinkedIn is an underrated method of meeting other authors. It’s a great space for keeping up with author events and upcoming book releases. It comes highly recommended by business authors. Not to mention, LinkedIn makes adding someone to your network as simple as the click of a button. But truly making and maintaining a connection can be a bit trickier. Here are some tips to help you make LinkedIn connections that last.  Read more

A Decade of Author News: The Most Popular Articles & Tips of the Past Ten Years

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2022

Ten years ago this month, Random House launched the Author Newsletter, a monthly mailing to our authors to better prepare them for the wild world of publishing. Here are some of the most popular articles over the years.

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How to Build Your Online Author Community

by Neda Dallal and Phil Stamper-Halpin|April, 2018

Building a community of other writers, supporters, and readers is an important way for authors to spread the word about their work. In this article, we’ll provide tips on how to engage with authors and readers using social media, online events, and email. Read more

Why and How Authors Should Survey Readers

by Phil Stamper-Halpin with Alex Alman|April, 2017

With the various forms of communication authors can use to reach their readers—newsletters, social media, speaking engagements, and more—it can be difficult to know what content resonates the most. Read more

Unbound Worlds Explores Literary Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy

by The Author Newsletter Team |October, 2016

Penguin Random House recently debuted Unbound Worlds (www.unboundworlds.com), an online destination that’s the successor to Suvudu, dedicated to the literary worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The website will offer readers insight into books and authors from all publishers and occupy the crossroads of science fiction and fantasy, including slipstream, pop science, fairy tales and folklore, magical realism, urban fantasy, and more. Read more

Litsy: A New Social Network for Book Lovers

by Milena Schmidt|August, 2016

Litsy is a new social network that is generating buzz among readers. The platform is best described as a cross between Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads, because of its highly visual, short-form, and book-centric nature. Litsy made its debut this spring as an iOS app. (Android and Web versions are currently in development.) Continue reading for an overview of Litsy, and learn how to effectively use it to connect with readers. Read more

Tips on How to Create Your Online Community

by Emily Condlin|June, 2016

How can you go from just another voice on the web to an online destination with a devoted following? In last month’s Penguin Random House Author Webinar, Kate Rados, VP & director of community development of the Crown Publishing Group, gave tips on how to grow and develop online communities by attracting new readers and retaining existing ones. Keep reading to learn more about gaining traction and growing your following. Read more

Spreading the Story: News from our Verticals

by Milena Schmidt|August, 2014

Penguin Random House’s genre-specific websites now reach more readers than ever through creative content and syndication strategies. These sites include Biographile, aimed at readers of biography and memoir; Suvudu, dedicated to science fiction and fantasy; Word & Film, which covers the intersection of film, television, and books; TasteBook, a community for foodies; and Everyday eBook, for digital readers.

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