Publishing risks 'becoming irrelevant', warns Penguin Random House boss

Industry’s lack of diversity ‘is a real issue, and we have been slow’, says Tom Welson, launching a new scheme to attract under-represented communitiesThe chief executive of the UK’s largest publisher has warned that the books industry will “become irrelevant” if it continues to fail to reflect the society we live in.Tom Weldon, chief executive of Penguin Random House UK, was speaking as the publisher launched a new scheme intended to discover and mentor authors from the UK’s under-represented communities, whether this means they are writers from a poorer backgrounds, from LGBTQ or BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) communities, or writers with a disability. Related: Report finds UK books world has marginalised and pigeonholed ethnic minorities Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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ViacomCBS has announced plans to sell Simon & Schuster to publishing giant Penguin Random House LLC for a whopping $2.18 billion next year. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK

The latest stage in Wattpad's rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK. The post Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Books News: Penguin Random House Merges Two of its Successful Publishing Lines

Gina Centrello, president and publisher of Random House, will oversee the merged publishing lines of Random House and the Crown Publishing Group. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the world’s leading trade book publisher, comprised of nearly 250 imprints and brands on five continents, with more than 15,000 new titles and 800 million print, audio and ebooks sold annually. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Global Publishing Leaders 2016: Penguin Random House

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Global Publishing Leaders 2015: Penguin Random House

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Penguin Random House Remains Committed to Indian Publishing

Despite the controversy surrounding its publication of "The Hindus: An Alternative History," Penguin Random House said it remains committed to publishing in India. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Penguin and Random House: Will they combine to form the world's biggest publisher?

Pearson, the owner of Penguin, and Bertelsmann, Random House's parent company, are currently in discussions to merge the two companies. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Penguin Random House Canada: Adrienne Tang to Build In-House Rights Business

Adrienne Tang, longtime rights director with Kids Can Press, moves to Penguin Random House Canada to create 'an entirely new in-house rights operation,' says CEO Kristen Cochrane. The post Penguin Random House Canada: Adrienne Tang to Build In-House Rights Business appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Penguin Random House Merger: UK Reactions (And Melville House’s)

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Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster file withering response to DOJ antitrust suit

Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are putting up a fight against federal efforts to scuttle their merger, alleging the government is wrong. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Penguin Random House Defends Effort to Buy Simon & Schuster

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Penguin Random House Authors and Creators Skew Heavily White

Penguin Random House’s first report auditing the diversity of its contributors found that the demographics of its authors, illustrators, translators, and other creators “do not reflect U.S. reader demographics when it comes to race and ethnicity.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Justice Dept. Sues Penguin Random House Over Simon & Schuster Deal

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Justice Department Sues to Block Penguin Random House Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

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DOJ sues to block Penguin Random House from merging with Simon & Schuster

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Justice Department Sues to Block Penguin Random House Acquisition of S&S

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