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

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

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

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