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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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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Media & Reading Trends Among Middle-Graders & Teens

by Alison Wallach|August, 2022

Penguin Random House recently partnered with Dubit, a children’s media and research company, to better understand what kids and teens watch, read, listen to, and play. Read on to learn more about media trends in these age groups.

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Moments: Publishing Trends and Key Occasions for Fall 2022

by Grant Griglak |July, 2022

At Penguin Random House, direct communication and relationships with readers are key to marketplace success, and strong consumer marketing and outreach begin with understanding our audience. Penguin Random House Consumer Insights is excited to present Moments Fall 2022, a report that predicts consumer sentiment and behaviors we can expect during the coming quarter.

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Navigating the Author – Indie Relationship: An Interview with Devin Rutland, In-House Sales Manager

by Neda Dallal|July, 2022

Bookstores offer key support for authors, and no one knows that better than Devin Rutland, an in-house sales rep who sells books to indies across the country. Read on to learn about Rutland’s newly created role and why the author-bookstore relationship is so fundamental to bookselling.

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A Decade of Author News: The Most Popular Articles & Tips of the Past Ten Years

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|May, 2022

Ten years ago this month, Random House launched the Author Newsletter, a monthly mailing to our authors to better prepare them for the wild world of publishing. Here are some of the most popular articles over the years.

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An Interview with Anthony Key, Penguin Random House’s New Director of Multicultural Marketing

by Kelsey Manning|March, 2021

PRH recently welcomed Anthony Key as our new director of multicultural marketing. In this Q&A, we’ll get to know Key, his vision for PRH and publishing as a whole, and his dedication to the pursuit of getting books into the hands of all readers. 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

Penguin Classics: The Art of Redefining Classic Literature Design

by Elda Rotor|May, 2019

For more than seventy years, Penguin Classics has been a revered publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics celebrates the universality of storytelling from our past to connect generations of readers inclusively across time. Read more