News for Authors

Help Us Foster Greater Diversity and Inclusion at Penguin Random House

by The Author Newsletter Team|October, 2020

Calling all PRH authors and creators with books published from 2019 to 2021! Please participate in our author survey, which is a key step in helping us to conduct an audit of our publishing programs. Your participation is invaluable to us as we work toward our goal of publishing books that more comprehensively reflect our society and the diverse communities of readers we serve. Read more

How PRH Education is Meeting Educators’ Adapting Needs

by Luis Diaz|October, 2020

As we begin a school year unlike any other, Penguin Random House Education is dedicated to working with educators as they adapt to a shifting landscape. Read on to learn about what PRH Education is doing to meet the needs of teachers and students alike during this time. Read more

Give the Gift of Books from Penguin Random House!

by The Author Newsletter Team|October, 2020

We are delighted to extend this special author promotion to help you stock up on books (yours or those by others) and help those in need this holiday season!
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Introducing Our Global Social Impact Website

by The Author Newsletter Team|September, 2020

Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, recently sent the following letter to employees worldwide announcing the launch of the Global Social Impact website. Read on to discover how our company’s actions and values unify employees globally into a collective force dedicated to transforming lives and communities locally. Read more

Behind the Scenes: Producing Audiobooks in Quarantine with PRH Audio

by Dan Zitt|September, 2020

Many of us transitioned to working from home in March, and for the Penguin Random House Audio group, this shift in operations presented some challenges. Read on to learn how PRH Audio has moved to creating and producing audiobooks from home, and to see some photos of at-home audio setups!
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Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy

by The Author Newsletter Team|September, 2020

This privacy policy, effective September 15, 2020, outlines our privacy practices exclusively as it relates to the Survey for the Penguin Random House Audit of its Publishing Houses. This page does not apply to our handling of personal data outside of that specific use case. If you are looking for our Author Portal Privacy Policy please click here.
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Penguin Random House Education and National Council of Teachers of English Reimagine Awards Program

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2020

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in recognition of the urgent need to recruit and empower educators of color, Penguin Random House Education (PRHE) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) reimagined their annual Teacher Awards program, which they began co-sponsoring and administering last year, for 2020. Read more

Broadening Indie Bookstores’ Reach with Bookshop.org

by Brian Etling|August, 2020

The emergence of Bookshop.org has been a boon for independent bookstores that have struggled during the last few months. Read on to learn about the function and purpose of Bookshop.org and how authors can get involved. Read more

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

A Note from the PRH U.S. Board

June, 2020

On Monday, June 8, members of the U.S. Board sent the following companywide email to Penguin Random House employees outlining an action plan and commitments regarding the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
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