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Are New York Publishers Still Relevant?

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

For years New York publishers (also called legacy publishing or corporate publishing) were at the top of the publishing food chain. They decided which...

First Look At Lena Dunham's New Book

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Celebrity

The wait is nearly over! Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday morning (Feb. 10) to share the cover of her upcoming book, "Not That Kind of Girl: A You...

Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what he/she's learned while at that job. That's it.

The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Carole DeSanti

Every year, as an editor, reader and writer, I wish for a cool hand, or the hand of history, to lay alongside these best-ofs and favorites.

Should We Worry About the Big 6?

Frederic Colier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

Should we worry about the survival of the six main publishing houses? This question has been occupying lots of minds, given the massive change in technology and arrival of new players.

Borders Owed Publishers How Much??

Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

When Borders closed its stores a year and a half ago, it left thousands of creditors unpaid. A Publishers Weekly story today features the list of the ...

Screen-Free Week: Go Outside and Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Chris Raschka | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Chris Raschka

Is it silly to write about screen-free week online in a blog? Yes, probably. Tell you what. Print this out. Fold it twice and put it in your pocket. Then go outside and teach someone how to ride a bicycle.

WATCH: Kids Get Inspired To Unplug For One Full Week

Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

"I spent my entire childhood unplugged," children's book author Dan Yaccarino says in this video from Random House Children's Books. "What I really en...

PHOTOS: Amazing Way To Donate Books

Posted 04.26.2013 | Books

Mailbooks For Good is a genius idea. Once you've finished a book, you unwrap the cover, fold it around the book, seal it, and put it in a mailbox, whe...

How 'Fifty Shades' Helped Publishing

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Booming sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy helped publisher Random House to a record year. The company sold 70 ...

Random House Changes Controversial Contracts

Posted 03.12.2013 | Books

Following pressure from the writing community, Random House has changed its controversial contract terms for digital-only imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loves...

Should Publishers Pay Author Advances?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

This week, Random House generated controversy among writers over the terms of their contracts for two of their new digital-only imprints: Hydra, which...

George Saunders Interview: Tenth of December

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Saunders is a kind of literary guide, taking us on a tour of the human condition. In his previous stories, he has outlined for us the cage built from capitalism and longing from which none of us is free. But in his latest collection, there is hope that these bars might have the capacity to bend.

DOJ Approves Random House Penguin Merger

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has closed an investigation of a proposed merger between Penguin and Random House and will take no action to...

Scientology: Scary or Sacred

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is certainly not the first exposé of Scientology -- although it might qualify as the most abundant. Time magazine, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV are among the many who've taken on this most controversial of religions since its beginnings in the mid-1950s.

Random House Opens Its Doors

Posted 12.21.2012 | Books

Last Friday, we spent the day at Random House as media sponsors of their first-ever Open House. As e-books become more popular, publishers are inc...

Sleeping With the Frenemy

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Nayia Moysidis

Penguin and Random House got married and rode off into the sunset, but HarperCollins hasn't given up just yet. This week, HarperCollins' publishing promiscuity invited another player into the mix: Simon & Schuster.

Biggest Problems Facing Penguin-Random House

Peter McCarthy | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Peter McCarthy

As a former executive at both organizations, I believe the Penguin-Random House merger will be harder to pull off than it sounds.

Publishers, Weakly: What the Penguin/Random House Merger Really Means

Michael_Levin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Michael_Levin

The publishers will blame everyone in sight for their predicament, but this is a self-inflicted wound; what the Brits would call an "own goal."

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."