News for Authors

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2022

by Penguin Random House U. S.|January, 2023

As we ring in the new year, it’s a great time to look back on the many successes our talented authors achieved in 2022. We are excited to work closely with many of you in 2023, and to celebrate more coming accomplishments!

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A Look Back at the Penguin Hotline

by Jordan Aaronson|January, 2023

The Penguin Hotline, Penguin Random House’s holiday gift-giving book recommendation service, completed its ninth season in December. The Hotline is completely free and easy to use: Consumers can write in to www.penguinhotline.com and answer a few questions about the people they are buying holiday gifts for, including the readers’ favorite books, TV shows, movies, magazines, hobbies, etc. Within a few days, the consumer will receive a personal letter from a PRH employee with customized book recommendations to help them shop. The Hotline runs for two weeks every holiday season.

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Banned Books Week and Beyond

by Penguin Random House U. S.|December, 2022

This year, Banned Books Week felt like less of a celebration and more of a moral imperative, and our mandate at Penguin Random House to protect writers against censorship is more important than ever. As the book-banning epidemic continues to spread across the country, we remain committed to championing the open exchange of ideas and the power of narrative to broaden perspective and strengthen human empathy.

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Presenting the Year in Books: 2022 Was Mixed Emojis

by Penguin Random House U. S.|December, 2022

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Year in Books campaign, we’re once again highlighting the biggest books of the year and the titles and authors that helped us get by.

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TikTok Partners with Penguin Random House on New Book Tagging Feature

by Alyssa Castaneda|December, 2022

With more than 85 billion views and counting, #BookTok is one of TikTok’s most popular hashtags, featuring a vibrant, global community of people who share a passion for reading.

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Give the Gift of Books from Penguin Random House!

by Penguin Random House U. S.|November, 2022

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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Your Invitation to the PRH Author University Bonus Session

by The Author Development Team |October, 2022

Penguin Random House is thrilled to invite you to the Author University 2022 Bonus Session, “How to Make Great Content for Social Media.” This virtual learning event features three talented content creators sharing their insights and expertise on engaging with your audience through video, photography, audio, live experiences, and more.

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Designing a Book Cover with Grace Han

by Jacky Bethea|October, 2022

The cover is a major component of the first impression of a book. Eye-catching colors, recognizable themes, and aesthetically pleasing text can make a big difference upon a potential reader’s first glance at a new novel. Grace Han, associate director of design at Riverhead, understands this all too well. Here are some insights about the design ingredients of an iconic book cover.

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PRH Consumer Marketing Launches Slow Down, Read a Book

by Penguin Random House U. S.|October, 2022

Do you feel overwhelmed by content? You are not alone. Social media, the news, and streaming services have stolen our ability to concentrate, and it’s time we take it back! But with nearly half of Americans admitting to being addicted to our phones, it’s clear we need a little help.

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Our 2021–2022 Social Impact Report

by Penguin Random House U. S.|August, 2022

At Penguin Random House, our mission—to ignite a universal passion for reading by creating books for everyone—guides us daily. It fuels our desire to not only publish with excellence, but help narrow the gap between the world today and the world we aspire to, one that is more just, healthy, and equitable.

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