News for Authors

You’re Invited to Author University: Reaching Readers with Newsletters & Video Platforms

by Phil Stamper-Halpin|March, 2024

One registration gets you access to both sessions as well as the social hour for PRH authors!

Penguin Random House is thrilled to invite you to Author University Bonus Sessions 2024, a half-day virtual learning event featuring a selection of breakout authors and social media experts giving advice on the topics that impact authors the most.

Join us for Author University on Tuesday, March 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. ET on Zoom. The topics we will cover are “How to Start and Grow Your Author Newsletter” and “Mastering Video on Social Media.” The sessions will be followed by a social hour for you to connect with other PRH authors.



Full schedule information is below. Prior to the event, you will receive Zoom links for the sessions and the social hour. As always, Author University is completely free and open to every Penguin Random House author. You can view previous sessions at this link.

Order of events (all times ET):


1–2 p.m. | How to Start and/or Grow Your Author Newsletter with authors Valarie KaurElise Loehnen, and Nicola Yoon.

2–3 p.m. | Mastering Video on Social Media with social media manager and strategist Payton Mitchell in conversation with Richard Wylde, Associate Director of Creative Media Strategy & Distribution for Penguin Random House.

3–4 p.m. | Zoom Social Hour for PRH Authors!


Registration is non-transferable and cannot be shared with anyone outside Penguin Random House. Each registrant will be confirmed individually as an author. For those who can’t attend the event live, recordings of the panels will be posted to the Author Portal.

There will be a Q&A portion in each session. We encourage you to submit questions for the panelists in advance to Please designate which panel the question is intended for.

Penguin Random House has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and expects all participants (including attendees, speakers, and staff) to conduct themselves respectfully. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by these policies. Read the full Virtual Events Code of Conduct at this link.


Phil Stamper-Halpin is Associate Director, Author Platforms at Penguin Random House.