March 27, 2018
The Penguin Random House Digital Video team has been busy, creating a series of new, noteworthy and trending video productions. Ranging from how the romance genre empowers women to how author Tamora Pierce started writing female heroes to a deep dive into “conspiracies” surrounding the Random House Home Video division’s animated logo from the ’80s. Watch below:
Romance Writers on How the Genre Empowers Women
Romance authors reflect on how the genre empowers, represents, and includes. Featuring Chanel Cleeton, Kate Bateman, Shayla Black, Tamsen Parker, Sarina Bowen, and Milly Taiden.
Debut Novels, Volume 2 | Six Picks
Read it Forward editors Abbe and Emma share six more books from brand new authors.
Melissa Dahl Presents THE OUTSIDERS | Last Minute Book Report
After reading the book in 10 minutes, author Melissa Dahl (CRINGEWORTHY) gives a presentation on S. E. Hinton's THE OUTSIDERS
Tamora Pierce on How She Started Writing Female Heroes
Author Tamora Pierce discusses the lack of female heroes in fantasy books when she was growing up, and the effect it had on her writing.
Conspiracy Revealed: The Random House Home Video Logo
The Random House Home Video division has been closed for almost 20 years, yet somehow its logo lives on. Take a deeper dive into the conspiracies surrounding this 80’s animation.
December 18, 2017
Our Penguin Random House Digital Video team created an amazing array of new and trending videos throughout 2017: from a fun parody of people trying books for the first time and Elmo’s Trick Tongue Twisters to Norm Macdonald convincing readers to buy his book BASED ON A TRUE STORY and a BookCon 2017 panel featuring THE HANDMAID’S TALE author Margaret Atwood and showrunner Bruce Miller. Watch and enjoy these videos below on Signature Views, Brightly and our Penguin Random House Channel.
People Try Books for the First Time [Parody]:
Books Are Magic: Author Emma Straub’s New Bookstore | Signature Views Mini-Doc:
Designing a Book Cover | Signature Views Mini-Doc:
The Case for Book-to-Film Adaptations | Signature Views Mini-Doc:
Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters #readalong | Brightly Storytime:
Meet Elizabeth Bennet from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen | kick-a** characters:
Norm Macdonald Convinces You to Buy His Book BASED ON A TRUE STORY:
THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Margaret Atwood and Showrunner Bruce Miller (full panel) | BookCon 2017:
September 14, 2017
The world needs a little more kindness these days, and in 2017 Elmo has resolved to spread as much as he can all year long with “Spread Kindness, #ShareTheLaughter,” a global multimedia campaign initiated by Sesame Workshop. Elmo launched his challenge by telling a joke on the TODAY Show, and our very own CEO Markus Dohle and Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books, followed with their own video. Watch it below:
The #ShareTheLaughter challenge invites social media users to share a video of themselves telling their best joke to their social pages, and challenge a few of their friends to tell a joke and continue the challenge.
We encourage you to accept Elmo, Markus and Barbara’s challenge and share a joke using the hashtag #ShareTheLaughter
, which has already garnered over 24 million impressions since the campaign was announced on August 16, National Tell-a-Joke Day.
Penguin Random House Digital Video
produced the Markus, Barbara and Elmo video. Our digital video team also produces Brightly Storytime
, the monthly picture book read-along video series, in which Ms. Linda reads some of Brightly’s favorite books. In the newest episode, released this week, Elmo came in to co-host and help Ms. Linda warm up with a few tongue twisters before she read ELMO’S TRICKY TONGUE TWISTERS
(Random House Children’s Books). Watch the new Brightly Storytime video:
November 14, 2016
The Penguin Random House digital video team is helping to spread the latest viral video meme, #MannequinChallenge. A group of colleagues posed frozen in place reading books in the 2nd floor club room at 1745 Broadway last Friday, as one camera-person roamed and filmed, capturing the scene. The footage has been posted on Penguin Random House’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. Watch our #MannequinChallenge video here: