News for Authors

Jan 25, 2023

Penguin Random House Publishing Highlights: 2022

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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Jan 25, 2023

A Look Back at the Penguin Hotline

The Penguin Hotline, Penguin Random House’s holiday gift-giving book recommendation service, completed its ninth season in December. The Hotline is completely free and easy to use: Consumers can write in to www.penguinhotline.com and answer a few questions about the people they are buying holiday gifts for, including the readers’ favorite books, TV shows, movies, magazines, hobbies, etc. Within a few days, the consumer will receive a personal letter from a PRH employee with customized book recommendations to help them shop. The Hotline runs for two weeks every holiday season.

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Jan 25, 2023

How to Repurpose Content Across Social Media Platforms

Creating content for more than one social media account can demand a lot of your time and energy. Between the brainstorming, the need for consistency, and the work that goes into executing an idea, it can be easy to burn out very quickly. Setting boundaries, taking breaks, and rethinking what you prioritize can help—but what if there was a way to use the same content to fit several platforms at once? Let’s talk about cross-posting.

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Dec 7, 2022

Banned Books Week and Beyond

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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Dec 7, 2022

Presenting the Year in Books: 2022 Was Mixed Emojis

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Year in Books campaign, we’re once again highlighting the biggest books of the year and the titles and authors that helped us get by.

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Dec 7, 2022

TikTok Partners with Penguin Random House on New Book Tagging Feature

With more than 85 billion views and counting, #BookTok is one of TikTok’s most popular hashtags, featuring a vibrant, global community of people who share a passion for reading.

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Nov 22, 2022

Now Available: Author University Video on Demand

In October, the Author Portal team brought you the Author University Bonus Session “How to Create Great Content for Social Media.” The recorded session is now available on demand for your viewing pleasure on the Author Portal.

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Nov 22, 2022

Talking Pride, Book Banning, and Social Justice with Robert Jones, Jr.

Robert Jones, Jr., is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Prophets, which won the 2022 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, was a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction, and was named one of the best books of 2021 by TimeEntertainment WeeklyUSA TodayThe Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, among others. His writings have been featured in The New York TimesEssence, and The Paris Review, as well as in the critically acclaimed anthologies Four Hundred Souls and The 1619 Project. He has also been a guest panelist for PRH’s online seminar for authors, Author University. This interview was originally conducted in June 2022 for Igloo, Penguin Random House’s internal news hub.

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Nov 22, 2022

Prep for Success with Facebook and Instagram Reels

Short-form video is growing more popular by the minute. Social media apps like Instagram and Facebook have made updates to prioritize this type of content. Here are five steps to help you master Reels.

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Nov 22, 2022

Give the Gift of Books from Penguin Random House!

We are delighted to extend this special author promotion to help you stock up on books (yours or those by others) and help those in need this holiday season!
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