News for Authors

Eight Tips for Promoting Your Book Before Launch

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|July, 2020

The leadup to the publication of your book is an exciting time, but it can also leave you with a lot of questions. In this article, we list some top tips for how to promote your book in the months leading up to its launch. Read more

How to Promote Your Virtual Event

by Neda Dallal|June, 2020

If you want people to attend an event, you need to let them know about it! In a time of virtual author events, promotion is one of the best tools you have at your disposal to attract audiences. Read on for tips on how authors can encourage audiences to attend their virtual events. Read more

Tech Tips for Participating in a Remote Video Interview

by By John Clinton|May, 2020

Many authors have turned to virtual events in recent weeks to promote their books. In this article, we offer helpful guidelines to make sure your video interview looks and sounds great, so you can focus on the conversation and not worry about the technology. 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

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

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

How to Win at Twitter

by Benjamin Dreyer|October, 2019

Benjamin Dreyer is the copy chief and managing editor of Random House, as well as the bestselling author of Dreyer’s English. Part of his success as an author has come from his engagement with Twitter. Read on to learn from Dreyer how to do Twitter right as an author. Read more

Frequently Asked Questions: How Do I Promote My Posts on Social Media?

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|October, 2019

As you get better acquainted with social media use, you may eventually consider the option of promoting your posts to a wider audience. In this article, we’ll go over the fundamentals of and FAQs about promoting your posts on social media. Read more

Maximizing Your Author Presence on LinkedIn

by Neda Dallal|September, 2019

LinkedIn is a hugely helpful networking tool, but it might be difficult to figure out how to make this platform work for you as an author. Read on to learn how to maximize your profile and presence on LinkedIn so you can network with the best of them. Read more

What to Expect at an Author Event

by Neda Dallal|August, 2019

From bookstore launches to trade shows, author events have long been a trusted way to spread the word about your book, but navigating these in-person appearances can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming. Read on for several tips on how to ace your author event. Read more