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Easy Reader: Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton a Hitman-Target Hit

David Finkle | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
David Finkle

Although I've been reading and reviewing books for several decades, not until Salman Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, have I realized how some part of me continues to look at books through callow eyes, to assess them naively.

Meet Us At Random House's 'Open House'

Posted 12.05.2012 | Books

Random House turns Open House with a unique event in New York City on Friday November 2nd. There will be behind-the-scenes tours, discussions, min...

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part II)

Rex Pickett | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Rex Pickett

I had never experienced "writer's block" in my entire life. If an idea -- screenplay or novel -- wasn't working, I just abandoned it and started on something else.

Libraries Urge Major Publisher To Reconsider eBook Decision

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wh...

How to Find (and Lose) a Book Title

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

For the effort most authors put into titling their book, you'd think they'd get to see it splashed across the cover -- but an overwhelming amount of us are told by our editors, "Love the book, hate the title. Find another one."

Did I Just Hammer a Nail Into My Bookstore's Coffin?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Who am I to think that my novel is good enough to be published? Am I now as pathetic as those street poets I used to see in Berkeley, peddling their sappy, mistake-laden chapbooks for a dollar a copy? And how the hell does a writer act as her own publicist?

Happy 50th Birthday, Phantom Tollbooth!

Monica Edinger | Posted 12.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

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Lunch Lady Guy to Do Virtual Storytime to Launch New Book

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

To celebrate the launch of his new book, Jarrett J. Krosoczka is going to read his story, but the storytime will be viral. Each hour on the hour from 9 am to 5pm on Tuesday, October 11th, the author will read his new book to all who are logged onto his Ustream channel.

Readers Answer: Who's Your Favorite Female Author?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

Happy Women's Day! In honor of the special day, Random House asked on Twitter:" Who is your favorite female author and why?" Readers used the hashtag ...

Twitter Users Answer: What Book Did You Never Want To End?

Posted 09.20.2011 | Books

Inspired by a Shelf Awareness blog post on Harry Potter, Random House tweeted, "Name a book you didn't want to end and haven't finished," with the has...

'Harry Potter And The Pensioner Of Azkaban" And Other Grown-Up Harry Potter Books

Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

The long awaited "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" was released today at the stroke of midnight. To honor the the final installment of th...

Politico Enters eBook Venture With Random House

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

Politico, an accelerant to the news cycle like wind is to brushfire, is taking on the one realm of political news that it has not yet sped up: book pu...

Most Amazing Art Books And Their Brilliant Publishers

Lena Tabori | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

It was immediately clear that while certain authors, photographers and artists are truly stars, some publishers have a vision and a passion as strong as any creator. Sometimes, you can recognize their books a mile away.

Amazon Reveals Frontlist Deal For Thriller Writer Barry Eisler At BEA

The Bookseller | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Thriller writer Barry Eisler, who turned his back on a two-book deal for half a million dollars from St Martin's Press, has decided to accept six figu...

Guess Who’s Exhibiting At BookExpo America For The First Time?

paidContent | Laura Hazard Owen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), which almost never appears at industry conferences unless it is doing the hosting, will exhibit this year at BookExpo America, the...

World eReading Congress: Date-Don’t Marry-Technology

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

ONDON: There were some choice phrases on offer at the World e-Reading Congress, held in London this week. “Apple is a walled garden; Android is an ...

Understanding How the Traditional Publishing Model Works

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

In order to succeed in publishing, you must have a working knowledge of all facets of the market. Understanding traditional publishing is one of them.

How Book Publishing Has Changed Since 1984

The Atlantic | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

In April 1984, I arrived at Random House as a senior editor after nearly two decades at the Washington Post. Publishing is now undergoing the most sig...

Random House Relaunches Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press

The Bookseller | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

The spirit of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's literary imprint the Hogarth Press will be revived on both sides of the Atlantic after Random House announc...

Random House Getting Into Video Games

mhpbooks.com | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books

For a while I’ve been suggesting that publishers looking to explore the full potential of enhanced e-books would do well to look to the world of vid...

UPDATED: Amanda Hocking Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's Press

AP | By TARA BANNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

AUSTIN, Minn. -- For more than five years, Amanda Hocking spent her days tending to disabled adults, making their meals and cleaning up after them. Wh...

New Gore Book Is Meacham's First Acquisition for Random House

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now certainly feels like one of those moments when the world needs to be explained to us, and Random House believes it has found just the writer to do...

Random House Finally Selling eBooks In iBookstore

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, at Apple's media event, Steve Jobs announced that Random House is signing on with the store, bringing 17,000 eBooks. Even before the anno...

Where Was the Super Bowl Ad for Books?

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Look, I know the cost of a Super Bowl ad is ridiculous, and promotional budgets for books aren't exactly what you'd call big. But at some point, don't you have to take a risk?