News for Authors

Moments: Publishing Trends and Key Occasions for Summer 2021

by Grant Griglak|April, 2021

At Penguin Random House, direct communication and relationships with readers are key to marketplace success, and strong consumer marketing and outreach begin with understanding our audience. Penguin Random House Consumer Insights is excited to present Moments Summer 2021, a report that predicts consumer sentiment and behaviors we can expect during the coming quarter. Read more

Explore PRH’s Trending Titles with ‘Today’s Top Books’

by The Author Newsletter Team|April, 2021

The world is noisy—with all the books, music, and TV shows released daily, we know it can feel daunting for readers to decide what to tune in to next. That’s why Penguin Random House is rolling out Today’s Top Books, a custom-built website that uses data to serve up the five trending books of each day.  Read more

Penguin Random House Announces Extended Payment Plan for Independent Bookstores

by The Author Newsletter Team|April, 2021

Effective May 1, 2021, independent bookstores in the United States will receive an additional month to pay their Penguin Random House invoices. This extended payment plan will become effective with all titles in the May invoice cycle, including initial orders for May titles and reorders placed during the May billing cycle.

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Your Invitation to Author University: A Master Class for Authors by Authors

by The Author Newsletter Team|March, 2021

Calling all authors! Penguin Random House is proud to present Author University, a two-day virtual learning event—by authors, for authors—on March 9 and 10, featuring a selection of breakout authors sharing advice and insights. Read on for more information about the event.

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The Black Creatives Fund Launches to Support Black Writers and Illustrators

by The Author Newsletter Team|March, 2021

Together with We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), Penguin Random House is thrilled to announce the launch of the Black Creatives Fund, an initiative with a mission of supporting emerging and established Black writers and illustrators. PRH is the inaugural sponsor of the fund for the year 2021. Read more

How We Supported Safe, Socially Distant, Nonstop Book Shipping in 2020

by Annette Danek-Akey and Erin DiNello|February, 2021

PRH’s three national distribution centers had to quickly pivot their operations when the pandemic hit. Read on to learn how our distribution teams safely and successfully kept books shipping throughout 2020. Read more

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2020

by The Author Newsletter Team|January, 2021

Despite the countless challenges we all faced in 2020, Penguin Random House continues to celebrate honors and accolades for our books and authors. Let’s take a moment to look back on the many successes our talented authors achieved. Read more

Looking Ahead at Consumer Insights for Early 2021

by Grant Griglak|December, 2020

At Penguin Random House, direct communication and relationships with readers are key to marketplace success, and strong consumer marketing and outreach begin with understanding our audience. For a look at the quarter ahead (Q1 2021), read on! If you’d like to review the changes the team has been tracking over the course of the pandemic, check out the newsletter article from July here. Read more

A Letter from Our U.S. CEO: Launching Our Holiday Campaign

by The Author Newsletter Team|November, 2020

With the holiday season upon us, Penguin Random House is launching a campaign that celebrates what makes books so meaningful this time of year. Read on for a letter from our U.S. CEO, Madeline McIntosh, who shares details about the Books Give More campaign! Read more

A Recap of Virtual Events at Penguin Random House

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|November, 2020

From Instagram Live to Crowdcast to Zoom and everywhere in between, Penguin Random House has been putting on a broad selection of virtual events. Read on for a recap of some of these events, plus an introduction to Books Connect Us Live. Read more