Tue, 18/03/2008 - 06:04
Magazine publisher IPC and Random House have entered into a commercial tie-up to promote monthly magazine Woman & Home and Delia Smith's new book, How to Cheat at Cooking, according to Brand Republic.
Both the book and the IPC-owned magazine will be promoted in branches of supermarket chain Tesco. The month-long promotion will...
Thu, 13/03/2008 - 18:20
Verlagsgruppe Random House, the German trade book publishing division of RH, is to open a small office in Abu Dhabi. Stuart Applebaum, chief spokesperson of RH Worldwide, described Random House Arabia as "an exploratory start-up business venture" which would primarily be editorially oriented.
"The intention is that we will...
Tue, 11/03/2008 - 08:01
Random House chair and c.e.o. Gail Rebuck last night welcomed digitisation as a liberating force for books—but said it was inevitable that it would transform the book publishing industry.
Delivering the Stationers' Company's annual lecture in London on Monday, Rebuck compared current digital developments to the advent of...
Tue, 11/03/2008 - 00:07
Gail Rebuck, chair and chief executive of the Random House Group, delivered the Stationers’ Company Annual Lecture on the evening of 10th March. Rebuck was only the second woman to give the lecture, after Eiluned Rees in 1992. Her speech follows below:
New Chapter or Last Page? Publishing books in a digital age
It is a great...
Tue, 04/03/2008 - 15:44
Random House is to launch an online chat forum for reading groups on World Book Day (6th March). The site, at www.randomhouse.co.uk/readersgroup, features suggested titles for discussion, reading guides and tips on hosting a reading group....
Mon, 03/03/2008 - 08:18
More than half of parents believe that childhood is now over by the age of 11, according to a survey by Random House, which has captured the headlines today. The results of the survey, which has been backed up by Random House author Jacqueline Wilson, have been widely reported across the media, including on BBC Radio.
Wed, 27/02/2008 - 07:30
Norman Mailer’s widow Norris Church Mailer has signed a deal to write a memoir of her life with the author, reports Publishers Weekly.
David Ebershoff at Random House in the US acquired world rights from John Taylor "Ike" Williams at Kneerim & Williams.
Mailer has been the subject of several biographies over...
Wed, 27/02/2008 - 07:25
Random House in the US has bought The Monacelli Press, a leading visual arts book publisher. The Monacelli Press will be an independent imprint within Random House, maintaining its editorial identity and publishing direction under publisher and founder Gianfranco Monacelli.
He and his staff will be based at Random House’s...
Mon, 25/02/2008 - 12:18
Arrow's Kate Elton has won a "hotly-contested" auction for UK and Commonwealth rights in debut thriller Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper, which alternates between the FBI hunt for a serial killer, and a group of eighth-century monks.
Elton bought the title and its sequel from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein,...
Mon, 25/02/2008 - 06:18
Random House Audio — a division of Bertelsmann, one of the largest publishing conglomerates in the world — has announced that it will now allow its audiobooks to be sold without DRM by all of its online retailers.
According to blog site BoingBoing Random House noted that they've been running a DRM-free audiobook program...