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Recently Published Children’s Picture Books 2017

by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Looking for some wonderful recently published children's picture books? Let's go! Guff by Aaron Blabey, published by Penguin Random House (2017.) RRP: $Au 16.99 HB From the publisher: This is...Show More Summary

Inside Litball

“Bertelsmann’s 7% decline in 2016 revenue was due entirely to a drop in sales at Penguin Random House. The lack of a big new bestseller hurt results at the company, and it divested some smaller divisions in the year.” For those interested...Show More Summary

Tom Felton Narrates Roald Dahl Audiobooks For Penguin Random House UK

Recently, Tom Felton posted on Instagram to share a ‘fun day’ recording an audiobook. Well, we just happen to know exactly where he was! Fun day recording an audio book x A post shared by Tom Felton (@t22felton) on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:13am PDT Tom made his way to Penguin Random House UK’s studios...read more!

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The book by Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader's birthday, July 18, which is marked each year as Mandela Day. Show More Summary

Breakingviews: Pearson Is Running Out of Assets to Sell

The sale of nearly half of Pearson’s stake in Penguin Random House for about $1 billion does not compensate for the woes in its core education business.

How to Ignore Your Instincts and Find the Real Story

3 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Signature, the Penguin Random House site dedicated to books and culture, celebrated Short Story Month this past May by taking a close look at short stories from the writerly perspective and has teamed up with the Bullet Journal to create The Compact Guide to Short Story Writing. The free (when signing up for the RH […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Skip Dye of Penguin Random House is United for Libraries' new president; National Coalition Against Censorship's ED Joan Bertin retires; University of Washington–Tacoma Library director Lauren Pressley elected VP/President-elect, Association...Show More Summary

Mini-Review of Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

3 months agoGenres / Fantasy : Fantasy Cafe

Book Description from Penguin Random House (CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR FOOL’S ASSASSIN and FOOL’S QUEST): More than twenty years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Show More Summary

'Black Mirror' Is Becoming a Book Series, Because the Modern World Didn't Feel Scary Enough Already

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Penguin Random House has announced a three-volume book series of original novellas inspired by the Netflix series.

Black Mirror Is Being Turned into a Book Series

Black Mirror has found a new way to creep you out: The Netflix anthology show is being adapted into a book series. Penguin Random House will publish a three-volume series inspired by the British show and edited by creator Charlie Booker, Entertainment Weekly reports. Each volume will be made up of ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Black Mirror

Read A Chapter Of Mark Twain’s Previously Unpublished Children’s Book

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Earlier this year, Penguin Random House announced it would take Mark Twain’s ephemera and transform it into a full-fledged children’s story. The resulting chapter book ? The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine ? will be published in September. The...Show More Summary

How we finally figured out the color of dinosaur feathers

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Excerpt: The Evolution of Beauty The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us by Richard O. Prum. Doubleday Penguin Random House The following is an excerpt from The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the...

Will Barack Obama’s $200,000 Pension Be Yanked Over High-Paid Speeches And Book Deals?

Barack Obama is wasting no time earning a lot of money post-presidency. Besides signing a $65 million book deal with Penguin Random House, he and Michelle Obama are already in demand on the speaking circuit. The two are signing lucrative contracts that are resulting in a significant amount of criticism. Show More Summary

The Push: An Excerpt From Tommy Caldwell's Gripping New Memoir

From The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits by Tommy Caldwell, to be published on May 16 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Tommy Caldwell.On August 11, 2000, four young American... Continue reading

Human rights activist Nadia Murad writing memoir

Nadia Murad, the human rights activist who survived the murderous reign of ISIS, is working on a book. Tim Duggan Books, a Penguin Random House imprint, told The Associated Press … Click to Continue »

German publisher finding U.S. politics to be good business after signing record book deal with Obamas

Penguin Random House pulled off what may be the publishing industry’s biggest deal of 2017 when it won an auction in February for the rights to books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and ex-First Lady Michelle Obama. Bertelsmann SE, the German publisher that controls Penguin Random House sealed the deal as it pushes aggressively […]

My Understanding of How the Professional World Works, Based on My Parents’ Advice

Because I am confident in myself and know to take risks, I walk into the headquarters of Penguin Random House and request to speak to the editor.

Capturing “Take” for the Dictionary

From the book Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, available now. Copyright 2017 by Kory Stamper. Published by arrangement with Pantheon, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. It was 2001, three years into my tenure as a writer and editor of dictionaries at Merriam-Webster. Show More Summary

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