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RSVP for a Holiday Special with Mary Pope Osborne

Join us this Thursday, December 8th as we host a special holiday event for friends and family of Penguin Random House with beloved children’s author Mary Pope Osborne in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the internationally and #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series MAGIC TREE HOUSE.

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Buy One, Give One with PRH and Zulily to Help Donate Books Nationwide

In celebration of National Literacy Month last month, Penguin Random House once again partnered with our customer, Zulily, to provide books to children in need across the U.S. with charity partner, First Book.

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Join Us for a Friends & Family Holiday Special with Mary Pope Osborne

Join us next week as we host a special holiday event for friends and family of Penguin Random House with beloved children’s author Mary Pope Osborne in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the internationally and #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series MAGIC TREE HOUSE.

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NYTBR “10 Best of 2022:” PRH's Bennett, Serpell, Diaz, Yong, Hsu, Villarosa

And now, perhaps the most exalted of all the annual year-end book honors: the New York Times Book Review’s “10 Best.” For its “10 Best of 2022,” the editors have chosen six titles from its previously selected 45 Penguin Random House “Notable Books of 2022.” Congratulations. Cheers.

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PRH and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Launch Applications for the 2023 Grant Program

Penguin Random House has once again teamed up with The Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to offer a grant program that will provide support and recognize rural, small and tribal libraries that support underserved communities across the U.S. This proghttps://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/there-is-a-book-for-that-200.jpgram awards grants to libraries that demonstrate a true need and are helping to build strong communities. Grants of up to $1,000 as well as book donations will be given for innovative, successful programming and partnerships that support learning, reading programs, and books.

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There's a Book for That: Graphic Novels

This week we’re highlighting some favorite graphic novel authors and illustrators with books from every genre: Fantasy, Superhero, Romance, Sci-Fi, Horror, and more! We have graphic novels for readers of all ages ranging from plots that feature mischievous art pieces coming to life, to more serious themes that deal with family relationships and coming-of-age. There is a graphic novel out there for every reader! With the holidays around the corner, give the gift of a new book to your loved ones. Please enjoy the following graphic novels for young and older readers.

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There's a Book for That: Thanksgiving

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time for new and old traditions with family and friends, and certainly a time for reflection and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, and thank you for reading! Please enjoy these books for all ages:

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Penguin Random House Canada Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for 2023

Penguin Random House Canada is extremely proud and honored to announce that it has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers. The honor, given annually since 2000 through Canada’s Top 100 Employers to employers who set the standard for workplace best practices and forward-thinking policies, is awarded based on a rigorous evaluation of criteria ranging from employee benefits and vacation time to work atmosphere and community involvement. Now in its 23rd year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is the nation’s largest competition of its kind.  

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The World of Eric Carle Launches Official YouTube Channel

Penguin Young Readers and The World of Eric Carle have launched an all-new Youtube Kids Show in partnership with Rockefeller Productions, producers of the critically-acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Stage Show. The World of Eric Carle Youtube Channel,  an all-new children’s variety show featuring puppetry, read-alouds, crafting tutorials, and animation centered around the author’s beloved, classic characters, premiered its first 15-minute episode on November 17th, with new episodes releasing every two weeks over the next year.

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Luminous 1st Week for Michelle Obama’s “The Light We Carry”

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Becoming,” Michelle Obama’s previous book, was a record-setting, bestselling memoir, so expectations and anticipation for her newest, “The Light We Carry,” have been enormous since the July announcement of its November 15 publication by Crown. In its first days on sale, it is not only meeting those expectations, but generating enough super-wattage energy to illuminate bookselling and social media communities.

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A WOW PRH Evening: Our 3 2022 NBA Winners Tahir, Schweblin/McDowell, Gunty

ALL MY RAGE by Sabaa Tahir, SEVEN EMPTY HOUSES by Samanta Schweblin, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, and THE RABBIT HUTCH by Tess Gunty, newly join the shining, long list of Penguin Random House and its predecessor publishers’ National Book Award winners, having been selected by the 2022 five-member judging panels for the Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, and Fiction categories, respectively.

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PRH Supports Book Rich Environments with Book Donations to Public Housing Communities

Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books donated a combined 50,000 books to the Book Rich Environments (BRE) program via the National Book Foundation!

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There's a Book for That: Fall Cooking!

Are you preparing for holiday cooking? As we organize who’s bringing what, this season of cookbooks is a truly inspiring palette for the palate! From celebrity chefs, beloved restaurants, popular bloggers and bakers, we present a bounty of recipes and cuisines, with a lot of personality and storytelling thrown in for good measure. As we like to say this time of year – there’s a cookbook for that!

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Ishan Dhar, Assistant Manager - AMS, PRH India & Southeast Asia

With the number of great books that we publish every month, it is important to understand and decide how to use our resources efficiently to market our titles. Researching the marketplace is the first step in order to know how consumers shop for books: keywords, click rates, searches, and other important buying behaviours.

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Rinjini Mitra, Publicist, Penguin Random House India

Rinjini Mitra (r) with author Durjoy Datta.

When I started working with one of our most popular romance author, Durjoy Datta, on his upcoming book, WHEN I AM WITH YOU, I had the most unique experience and wholesome experience as a marketer. To be innovative and creative in an utterly cluttered space—especially with Durjoy being a brand author for a decade and delivering nineteen best-selling novels—was quite a challenge. Moreover, a post-pandemic, changed marketplace with evolving behavioral patterns needed to be considered as well.

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Barbara Scheuer, Overall Production Manager & Environmental Officer

In production, we work as an interface between the editors, product management, commercial staff, and sales. We turn the final manuscript into the finished book—physically and as an e-book. This job requires organizational talent, structured work, a high level of technical know-how, and creativity in equal measure.

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Annette Danek, EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer, Penguin Random House

The Penguin Random House U.S. supply chain has become widely recognized as the trade-publishing industry’s gold standard, for its speed and reliability.

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Effy Ai, Legal Specialist, PRH China

Supervising and managing contract projects are my core responsibilities. This means the planning, reviewing, negotiating, and administrating of contracts. It may sound humdrum, but it’s quite demanding. Most contracts are about copyright purchasing and local publishing. I help minimize any legal, potential risks, and maximize the commercial benefits. As part of my role, I monitor the essential decision-making process of every particular project. I also ensure that we archive digital and hard copies of every contract after they have been signed by the respective parties.

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Bhavna Chauhan, Editorial Director, Doubleday Canada

As the Editorial Director of commercial publishing at Doubleday Canada, I oversee and articulate a clear vision for the commercial titles in our program, focusing particularly on genre fiction (thrillers, romance, book club fiction, and mysteries), as well as memoirs by big names.

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Sofía Lecumberri López, National Sales Director, PRHGE

Sofía Lecumberri with Arturo Pérez Reverte

As Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial's National Sales Director, I have the considerable responsibility for setting and leading the trade-marketing strategies, implementations, and distribution, as well as the monthly sales budget, for our publishing programs in Spain. It has been a terrific opportunity for me to engage interactively with our publishing colleagues about the books that inspire their passion, and with our booksellers and salespeople, to bring these titles to readers across the country.

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