Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:50
Random House’s international sales director Simon Littlewood is to leave the company “by mutual agreement”.
Penguin Random House UK said the decision was made after a “mutually suitable role” could not be found for Littlewood within PRH.
Rob Waddington, Random House’s deputy group sales...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 10:00
Creative writing courses have risen across the UK like a “viral contagion” in recent years, shifting dramatically from a few academically focused courses to publishing focused programmes. The change has been led by publisher and agent diversification into the sector.
In 2003 the Higher Education Authority’s Good...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:00
Up to 18 roles at Random House Children’s Publishers (RHCP) are at risk of redundancy, staff were told yesterday afternoon (14th April).
The roles span marketing, publicity, design, editorial and rights, with affected staff now in a 30-day consultation period.
Francesca Dow [pictured], m.d. of the...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:50
E L James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (Arrow Books) has now sold 100m copies across all formats worldwide, according to the publisher.
Cornerstone imprint Arrow Books has announced sales of more than 27m copies of the series in the UK and Commonwealth countries, making it the fastest selling book series in the history of Random...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 08:50
Author Hugh Howey has launched a genre e-book sales analysis venture, Author Earnings.
The project’s stated goal is “to gather and share information so that writers can make informed decisions”, with Howey calling for “better pay and fairer terms in all contracts....
Wed, 05/02/2014 - 09:20
In a surprise announcement made in the form of an open letter, the literary agent for the prominent US “hybrid” writer and self-publisher Hugh Howey has revealed that the author will return to Random House's Century imprint to release his new novel, Sand,...
Wed, 08/01/2014 - 11:39
Random House Enterprises is to launch its first interactive online creative writing course.
The 10-week Creative Writing for Beginners course will start on 31st March, which will cost participants £499, will include videos, podcasts and texts from Random House authors and editors, including Audrey Niffenegger, S J Watson and...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 15:30
Random House Audio has signed an agreement with BBC Worldwide to sell and distribute the company’s audiobooks, which were previously available through the now-defunct AudioGO.
The catalogue includes popular radio dramatisations such as Doctor Who, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as radio comedy including I’m...
Thu, 19/12/2013 - 09:15
Concerns have been raised over the use of temporary workers at Random House's distribution arm TBS.
The distributor is understood to be using agency temporary workers employed on Swedish derogation contracts, which exempt employers from EU rules on temp pay and conditions.
Well-placed sources have claimed to The...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:39
Former Pantheon m.d. and New Press founder André Schiffrin has died.
Schiffrin passed away on Sunday (1st December) in Paris.
According to the New York Times, his daughter Natalia...