News for Authors

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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Bringing Reading to New Audiences with Literary Podcasts

by Neda Dallal|April, 2020

As people worldwide practice social distancing, podcasts are a great way to connect with readers. Read on to learn about some great literary podcasts that bring book lovers together, even from afar. Read more

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2019

January, 2020

As we ring in the new year (and new decade!), it’s a great time to look back on the many successes our talented authors achieved in 2019. We are excited to work closely with many of you in 2020, and to celebrate more coming accomplishments! Read more

The Ins and Outs of Cover Design

by Anthony Ramondo|December, 2019

For many authors, the design process behind their book jackets remains a mystery. Read on for a PRH creative director’s firsthand experience of creating cover designs, insights into how to translate a manuscript into a visual concept, and examples of different cover options for a few of our titles! Read more

2009 to 2019: A Decade of Changes in Book Publishing

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|September, 2019

The past decade in book publishing has been a fascinating time for readers, retailers, authors, and publishers alike. The rise of digital, the self-publishing boom, and significant competition from other media products have all changed the landscape of the industry. Read more

Penguin Random House and Kellogg’s Feeding Reading Partnership to Bring Books to Kids and Families Nationwide

by The Author Newsletter Team|August, 2019

On Wednesday, July 24, Penguin Random House and Kellogg’s launched the 2019 Feeding Reading program. With Penguin Random House characters, corporate branding, and book covers to be featured on over 80,000,000 Kellogg’s breakfast and snack packages, this is by far the largest direct-to-consumer program Penguin Random House has ever executed.
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What It Takes to Make Great Audiobooks

by Neda Dallal|July, 2019

Book publishers of all shapes and sizes are clamoring to produce audiobooks and meet demand for this fast-growing format. Read more to learn about what sets PRH’s audio production apart, and how we create high-quality audiobooks that resonate with readers and listeners. Read more

How PRH Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Extend Your Book’s Reach

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be simply described as using computer systems to sense, comprehend, and act—mimicking the capabilities of human intelligence. Read on to learn how we use AI at PRH to get your books in the hands of more readers. Read more

Penguin and Random House Unite in One Building

by Alex Hill|April, 2019

Since Penguin and Random House merged in 2013, it has always been our hope that the colleagues from both houses would officially unite under one roof. This became a reality in 2016 when Markus Dohle, Penguin Random House CEO, announced to employees that SL Green Realty Corp., the majority owner of Random House’s longtime headquarters at 1745 Broadway, had offered an exceptional one-time deal and PRH accepted the opportunity for an earlier move than previously thought possible. With that, a multi-year project to bring the Penguins uptown began. Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A with Penguin Random House Audio

by Neda Dallal|March, 2019

As digital audio consumption continues to grow, the team creating our audiobooks continues to adapt. We sat down with Amanda D’Acierno, president and publisher of Penguin Random House Audio Group, to learn more about the inner workings of PRH Audio and the audiobook industry as a whole. Read more