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  • December 18, 2018
    Partnership with West Elm Highlighted by Bookstore Pop-Up on the Upper West Side

    Beginning in summer 2018, PRH Labs and our Special Markets Sales team launched a program to create locally relevant selections of Penguin Random House titles for a pilot group of West Elm stores—including 4 locations in the New York Metropolitan region. Using a proprietary set of data, the team created a bespoke set of titles for each store that fit West Elm’s unique brand and range of Home products, featuring books in categories ranging from Art, Design, Cooking, and more.

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  • December 18, 2018
    Discover The Magic of Audiobooks with PRH Audio’s “Holiday House”

    Happy Holidays, one and all! The team here at PRH Audio is thrilled to celebrate the many traditions that make the season sparkle, and we’ve started a new tradition of our own.

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  • December 18, 2018
    Sonny Mehta Receives Maxwell E. Perkins Award from the Center for Fiction

    At its Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner on Tuesday, December 11, the Center for Fiction presented awards to Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and to Penguin Random House authors Toni Morrison and Tommy Orange. Event co-chairs and renowned authors Lee Child and Michael Ondaatje welcomed the hundreds of guests who gathered to celebrate these talents at the benefit, which was held in New York.

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  • December 14, 2018
    Friday Reads: Christmas Lit

    Oh come all ye readers! We’ve got more than a stocking’s full of Christmas fiction for you to savor this season, spanning genres and settings. From contemporary family stories to classic tales, here are some of the best holiday books on our list – some with gorgeous illustrations.

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  • December 14, 2018
    Riverhead Holiday Party Raises $4,600 for Community-Word Project

    On Tuesday evening, Riverhead Books hosted their annual holiday fundraiser with hundreds of merry-making guests. This year’s festivities raised $4600 for Community-Word Project, a New York City arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret and respond to their world.

    Read more here.

  • December 13, 2018
    WaterBrook Author LaTasha Morrison Receiving Up to $1 Million for “Be the Bridge,” Joins Facebook Community Leadership Program

    LaTasha Morrison, author of BE THE BRIDGE: Moving Toward Racial Reconciliation, to be published by WaterBrook next fall (10/15/19), and founder of the non-profit Be the Bridge, an organization that focuses on racial reconciliation, was recently selected as a Resident in Facebook’s Community Leadership Program. LaTasha is one of five Residents worldwide, the only one from North America, in this newly-created program, which comes with up to $1 million in grant money for Be the Bridge.

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  • December 13, 2018
    Portfolio’s Seth Godin to Receive Jack Covert Award

    Seth Godin is the recipient of the fifth annual Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry, it was announced by business book authority 800-CEO-READ. The Jack Covert Award is named for 800-CEO-READ’s now-retired founder and president. Covert played a major role in the expansion of the business book industry and the award recognizes others central to the industry’s growth and success.

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  • December 13, 2018
    Madeline McIntosh Speaks at New York Public Library

    On Monday, December 10, Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh joined a panel discussion with several authors as part of the “Who Owns the Word” speaker series co-presented by the Authors Guild and the New York Public Library.

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  • December 13, 2018
    At WONDER-filled YALLFest, RHCB Raises $10,000 for RAICES

    At last month’s 8th annual YALLFest – one of the largest teen book festivals in the world, bringing some 70 authors and 12,500 fans to Charleston, South Carolina — Random House Children’s Books colleagues asked attendees to pose with branded WONDER march signs for the WONDER photo wall.

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  • December 11, 2018
    2019 Dates for Final Leg of Michelle Obama’s Book Tour Announced

    After a highly successful 2018 12-event arena tour across 10 cities, Live Nation and Crown Publishing are pleased to announce that additional dates and cities have been added to “BECOMING: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.” Click here for a video compilation from Mrs. Obama’s tour thus far.

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