News for Authors

Sep 16, 2020

Introducing Our Global Social Impact Website

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. (more…)

Sep 16, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Producing Audiobooks in Quarantine with PRH Audio

Many of us transitioned to working from home in March, and for the Penguin Random House Audio group, this shift in operations presented some challenges. Read on to learn how PRH Audio has moved to creating and producing audiobooks from home, and to see some photos of at-home audio setups!
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Sep 16, 2020

How to Stay Connected with Other Authors

Without the camaraderie surrounding in-person author events and conferences, it can be difficult to stay connected with other authors during this time. In this article, we go over tips for how to virtually connect with the author community through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. (more…)

Sep 14, 2020

Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy

This privacy policy, effective September 15, 2020, outlines our privacy practices exclusively as it relates to the Survey for the Penguin Random House Audit of its Publishing Houses. This page does not apply to our handling of personal data outside of that specific use case. If you are looking for our Author Portal Privacy Policy please click here.
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Aug 11, 2020

Penguin Random House Education and National Council of Teachers of English Reimagine Awards Program

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. (more…)

Aug 10, 2020

Broadening Indie Bookstores’ Reach with Bookshop.org

The emergence of Bookshop.org has been a boon for independent bookstores that have struggled during the last few months. Read on to learn about the function and purpose of Bookshop.org and how authors can get involved. (more…)

Aug 10, 2020

Creating Subtitles for Your Digital Video

Social media videos with subtitles often receive high engagement, and can be a great way to make sure your message is received by everyone. Read on for a step-by-step process for adding subtitles to your digital video. (more…)

Jul 9, 2020

Tracking Consumer Behavior Over the Past Few Months

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. Read on to discover key consumer needs that have arisen in the past few unprecedented months, and learn how PRH is tracking them. (more…)

Jul 9, 2020

Connecting Students and Readers with Our Books by Extending PRH’s Open License

In March, Penguin Random House issued a temporary open license, which was designed as an immediate measure during the coronavirus outbreak to connect our books directly with students and readers, while protecting the long-term value of our authors’ and illustrators’ intellectual property. In response to an increase in permission requests to use our titles, the open license simplifies the process for educators, librarians, and booksellers to conduct distance learning and read-aloud videos. Read on to learn more about the open license, which has been extended to August 31, 2020. (more…)

Jul 9, 2020

Eight Tips for Promoting Your Book Before Launch

The leadup to the publication of your book is an exciting time, but it can also leave you with a lot of questions. In this article, we list some top tips for how to promote your book in the months leading up to its launch. (more…)

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