November 10, 2017
Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) and many of their client publishers gathered in Berkeley, California for “On the Road: Berkeley,” an Ideas Exchange event on November 1 and 2. Todd Berman, Vice President, Business Development and Publishing Strategy for PRHPS, said, “On the Road events are a unique way for our publishers to connect with their PRHPS colleagues, other clients, and industry leaders. And it is invaluable to us to be able to see our clients on their home turfs.”expand
- What’s in the Bag: How Gift Reps Champion Your Books: Mary Margaret Callahan (Special Markets, PRH), Andy Armanino (Key Account Sales, PRH), and Linda Parrent (Key Account Sales, PRH) gave a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and how they get our clients’ books into niche locations in Northern California.
- Present Tense: What’s Happening with Indies Today: Alison Reid (Diesel, A Bookstore), Luisa Smith (Book Passage), and Stephen Sparks (Point Reyes Books) discussed tactics they employ to make their stores flourish in a complex bookselling landscape.
- Novel Ideas: How to Partner with Indie Bookstores: Calvin Crosby (NCIBA), Samantha Schoech (Independent Bookstore Day), and Paul Yamazaki (City Lights Books), in an engaging overview of the bookselling marketplace, these industry leaders explored the state of the indie bookselling landscape. Based on their experiences running prominent indie book organizations, they discussed the significance of relationships between indie bookstores and indie publishers and how clients can get more involved.
November 10, 2017
November is Picture Book Month! Though picture books are the usual entry way to a child’s reading life, the right picture book can capture the imagination of any age. And what better bridge between child and adult is there than sharing a beautiful picture book? Most of us can recall with fond feelings the picture books of our youth. Here are some newer titles that are sure to delight and inspire!expand
November 8, 2017
November is National American Indian Heritage Month designated as such by President George W. Bush in 1990. The Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and other cultural centers join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
In commemoration of the culture and people that were the original settlers of this land, we present the following books that celebrate and offer insight into Native life.expand
November 2, 2017
Bestselling author and famed podcaster, speaker, and blogger, Gretchen Rubin, will be a Keynote speaker at the Indiana Conference for Women next Tuesday, November 7 in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. She will be discussing her latest book, THE FOUR TENDENCIES: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life (Harmony), and presenting other speakers, including Laurie Burns McRobbie, Gerry Dick, and Joe Hogsett, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. There will be a book signing following an audience Q&A.expand
November 1, 2017
PEN Center USA, The West Coast center of PEN International, which is the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization, held their 27th annual Literary Awards last Friday, October 27 in Beverly Hills, California. Hosted by Nick Offerman, the ceremony honored Margaret Atwood with a Lifetime Achievement Award and winners in 8 categories were announced. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!expand
October 11, 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Please find below books that educate and support those confronting breast cancer.expand
October 5, 2017
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence created and observed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October 1987 and Congress designated it as such in 1989.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month events promote awareness, encourage reporting, provide safety for victims, encourage people to look out for one another, and ensure treatment is provided and administrative action taken when needed. It’s a painful reality that deserves attention and gets better with education and compassion. It is our hope the following books will help:expand
September 29, 2017
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” ― Dave Barry
It’s International Coffee Day! Sweet, sweet coffee – you are the drink that wakes us up in the morning and keeps us up at night. Celebrate with your favorite cup and join us in a world full of coffee-based literature.expand
September 29, 2017
Throughout Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, we have been highlighting frequently banned and challenged books published by Penguin Random House imprints to help raise awareness of the importance of defending our right to express ourselves and read without censorship or interference. Keep reading for Banned Books reading list inspiration. This is the final installment.expand
September 28, 2017
September 2017 has been the most active month of any Atlantic hurricane season on record (weather.com). The devastation, and resulting humanitarian crisis, caused by Hurricane Maria has thrust Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands into the latest news. Puerto Rican officials said electricity may not be fully restored for more than a month. Three million of the island’s U.S. citizens still lack adequate food, water and fuel. With this in mind, we are spotlighting Puerto Rican literature.expand