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  • April 18, 2019
    Doubleday’s Bill Thomas and “K” Author Tyler Kepner Capture the Craft of MLB’s Strikeout Artists

    From New York Times baseball columnist Tyler Kepner, K: The History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, published by Doubleday, is an enthralling look at the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching. Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind baseball’s ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the fastball, curve and slider, to the knuckleball, cutter and spitball. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation.

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  • April 18, 2019
    Vintage Publishes New E L James Novel THE MISTER Today

    E L James’s new novel, THE MISTER, on sale from Vintage today, April 16, launches with a million-copy first printing. The first novel from Ms. James following the record-breaking success of her #1 bestselling FIFTY SHADES trilogy (150 million copies sold worldwide), THE MISTER is a contemporary romance set in London, Cornwall, and Eastern Europe that introduces readers to the privileged and aristocratic young Englishman Maxim Trevelyan and the mysterious, talented, and beautiful Alessia Demachi, who’s recently arrived in London owning little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. THE MISTER is also available in Spanish and as an audiobook.

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  • April 15, 2019
    PRH Partners with STORY at Macy’s – Concept Shop Featuring Our Books

    Penguin Random House has partnered with STORY at Macy’s, the narrative-driven retail concept shop, bringing to life an editorial approach to retail in 36 Macy’s stores nationwide. Opening with “Color” as its inaugural theme, STORY at Macy’s invites customers to explore and experience color through a rainbow of curated, giftable products, including a wide range of books from across Penguin Random House’s imprints.

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  • April 15, 2019
    Our 23 Finalists for the 2019 IACP Awards

    The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the finalists of its prestigious IACP awards, recognizing the very best food writing and publishing of the year, from cookbooks and journalism to photography and digital media. We received 23 nominations for books, authors and editors from Alfred A. Knopf, Ten Speed Press, Clarkson Potter, Lorena Jones Books and Rodale as well as America’s Test Kitchen, a Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) client.

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  • April 10, 2019
    Tokarczuk and Vásquez Finalists for 2019 Man Booker International Prize

    Riverhead Books publishes two of the six books on the Man Booker International Prize 2019 shortlist: acclaimed Polish author Olga Tokarczuk’s DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD and renowned Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s THE SHAPE OF RUINS. Tokarczuk won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her “non-traditional” narrative fiction, FLIGHTS.

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  • April 10, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Autism Awareness Month

    Launched nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Autism Society declared April National Autism Awareness Month as an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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  • April 10, 2019
    Our Finalists for 2019 ITW Thriller Awards

    The International Thriller Writers (ITW) revealed the 2019 ITW Thriller Awards finalists, which include 7 titles published by Penguin Random House imprints. ITW will announce the winners at ThrillerFest XIV on July 13 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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  • April 9, 2019
    Orange, Delbanco, Sanchez Win Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The Cleveland Foundation has shared the winners of its 84th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity.

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  • April 8, 2019
    Vote for PRH Instagram and “The Cat in the Hat Builds That” App, Our Webby Nominees

    Penguin Random House Instagram has been nominated for a Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award in the “Social: Corporate Communications” category, it was announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Recognized as a mark of international distinction for Internet excellence, the Webby Award is chosen by the IADAS Academy, while the Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the public.

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  • April 8, 2019
    Our Finalists for 2019 Indies Choice, E.B. White Read-Aloud, Indie Champion, and Picture Book Hall of Fame

    The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2019 Indies Choice Awards, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as well as nominees for the Indie Champion Award and Picture Book Fall of Fame honors — and Penguin Random House adult and children’s titles across our divisions are prominently represented. Through “Indies Choice,” independent booksellers from ABA member stores have the opportunity to select their favorite titles published last year, voting for them through April 24 via online balloting.

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