The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?
David Gilmour: "What I Teach is Guys"

David Gilmour: "What I Teach is Guys"

News by Dean Fetzer September 26, 2013
University of Toronto professor and writer David Gilmour sparked controversy when he said he’s “not interested in teaching books by women”.
Modernize Shakespeare's Plays

Random House Imprint to Modernize Shakespeare's Plays

News by Christopher Shultz June 28, 2013
If you love the Bard's stories but can't keep up with his writing, the good people at Hogarth have you covered.
Random House-Penguin Merger Approved

EU Comission Approves Random House-Penguin Merger

News by Christopher Shultz
Following the U.S.'s suit, European anti-trust authorties green-lit the mega-deal. What countries will be next?
Random House Signs 17 Year-Old Author

Random House Signs 17 Year-Old Welsh Student

News by Dean Fetzer March 25, 2013
Beth Reekles, a high school student from Newport, Wales has just signed a three book deal for her teen romances.
Penguin settles w/ Department of Justice

Penguin and DoJ Agree To Terms on eBook Price Fixing

News by Dean Fetzer
In a widely anticipated move, Penguin Group (USA) and the Department of Justice have agreed on a settlement in the eBook price fixing lawsuit brought by the Government.
Random House gives employees 5k Bonus

Porn Does Pay - If You Work For Random House, Anyway

News by Dean Fetzer December 7, 2012
With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sitting at the top of the bestseller list for 37 weeks, Random House has made a lot of money from the series - and they’re passing it on to their employees!
Random House accepting submissions

Random House Launches Three New Digital Imprints, Accepting Submissions

News by Dean Fetzer December 3, 2012
In a move into the 21st Century, Random House is starting three new digital-only imprints in an attempt to get new books out in formats people want to buy.
Penguin and Random House Merge

Penguin and Random House Are Now One And The Same

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 29, 2012
It's official, Penguin and Random House have merged to create a new publishing superpower.
Random House Raises eBook Prices

Random House Raises eBook Prices

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 2, 2012
Libraries can't seem to catch a break when it comes to eBooks. Yesterday, Random House's new prices took effect--which means big increases for cash-strapped libraries.