News for Authors

Best Practices for Participating in Author Panels

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|January, 2020

Whether you’re at a bookstore or a conference, you’ll likely find yourself on stage as part of an author panel at some point in your career. In this article, we’ll dig into how to prepare for the experience. Read more

Madeline’s Picks: Part 2

by The Author Newsletter Team|September, 2019

As we enjoy the remaining days of summer, here are some reading picks our U.S. CEO recently offered that transcend the seasons.  Read more

Introducing: Madeline’s Picks!

by The Author Newsletter Team|June, 2019

When you’re the CEO of the biggest book publisher in the country, you’ve got a pretty long books-to-read list! Our undaunted leader/reader, Madeline McIntosh, gives us a peek at some of her favorite recently published books—novels, business titles, memoirs, and everything in between. Find something fresh to enjoy, recommended by someone who seriously, seriously reads books. Read more

Q&A with Managing Editorial: The Traffic-Control Center of the Book’s Production Process

by Casey Blue James|October, 2018

As the publishing industry continues to evolve, the managing editorial department remains crucial to the life of a book. We spoke with Meredith Dros, Executive Managing Editor of Penguin Publishing Group, for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the world of your managing editors, and how their group works to prepare your book for publication. Read more

Ask Me Anything: How Authors Can Interact with Readers on a Variety of Platforms

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|September, 2018

Social media offers plenty of ways to interact with your readers. But one special way to build engagement with readers—whether they’re lifelong fans or have never before picked up one of your books—is to open yourself up in a Q&A. In this article, we detail the many platforms available to you if you’d like to have a more direct relationship with your readers. Read more

Q&A with New CEO of Penguin Random House U.S.

by The Author Newsletter Team|May, 2018

Our newly announced CEO of Penguin Random House U.S., Madeline McIntosh, comes from a book-loving background. She has worked at PRH for more than twenty years in a variety of capacities, from editorial to digital and from sales to audio, from serving as chief operating officer to, most recently, overseeing the Penguin Publishing Group. Read more

Reach Readers with Facebook Q&A

by Susan Katz|November, 2013

One of the best ways to interact with fans is to answer their questions directly. Did you know that you can easily host a Facebook Author Q&A? With 83 percent of all time online in the United States spent on Facebook (source: Comscore), the platform is a must for authors looking to build a presence and engage with readers on social media. Read on to learn about Facebook Author Q&As and tips for maximizing your presence on Facebook.

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