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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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  • December 11, 2018
    Our 4 Finalists for 800-CEO-READ 2018 Business Book Awards

    Business book authority 800-CEO-READ has announced the shortlist for the company’s 12th annual Business Book Awards and Penguin Random House imprints publish four of the eight titles. The shortlist spans the breadth of the business genre. 800-CEO-READ will announce the 2018 Business Book of the Year at their annual awards ceremony and business book industry celebration in New York City on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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  • December 11, 2018
    PRH Grupo Editorial’s Verónica Cervera Earns B&N Award

    Verónica Cervera, Sales Manager at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, was presented with the Barnes & Noble Rep of the Year Award for University Press, Small Press or Specialty Publishing last week. Verónica has been at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial USA for 23 years (including 19 years with Santillana USA), giving her great expertise in the US Hispanic market. She specializes in several Spanish-language categories, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Children’s, Cooking and Motivational, among others.

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  • December 7, 2018
    Our Colleague Laurie Stark Receives Industry Connector Award from BISG

    Our colleague Laurie Stark, Vice President, Business Process and Support, Penguin Random House, was honored by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) a Service Award at the Committee Town Hall Celebration event on Thursday, December 6 in New York. She received the BISG’s Industry Connector Award, which recognizes “an individual whose work helps BISG serve as an information hub for the industry.” Warm congratulations to Ms. Stark on this well-deserved recognition.

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  • December 7, 2018
    Friday Reads: Golden Globes Books

    Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday morning, December 6th, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Many of the nominees, in both television and film, are adaptations of Penguin Random House books. You can access the entire list of nominees at Variety.com. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 2019 Golden Globes Awards on January 6th. Before then, we highly recommend reading the writing that gave rise to your favorite viewing.

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  • December 7, 2018
    B&N Rep Awards for Ashley Alberico, Tom Siino, Paul Deykerhoff

    As is tradition, Barnes & Noble presented publisher-achievement awards at their annual holiday party Wednesday night, December 5, and I’m pleased to share the news that three of our colleagues were recognized. These special honors are voted on by the B&N buyers, and this year’s focus was on those reps that delivered most on sales, as well as initiatives that helped differentiate Barnes & Noble in the marketplace.

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  • December 6, 2018
    Two Tana French Novels Adapted for DUBLIN MURDERS TV Series

    Tana French’s first two novels, IN THE WOODS and THE LIKENESS (both bestsellers published by Viking/Penguin), are being adapted into an eight-episode television crime drama series, Dublin Murders, to air on Starz in 2019. Starz acquired U.S. and Canadian broadcast rights from Freemantle. Production is underway in Belfast and Dublin. Killian Scott (C.B. Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) lead the cast as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, central characters in French’s Dublin Murder Squad series.

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  • December 6, 2018
    NPR Celebrates 25 Years of Riverhead

    NPR’s Selected Shorts partnered with Symphony Space to host a memorable evening honoring 25 years of Riverhead Books on Wednesday, November 28. An assortment of Broadway actors read aloud six different short stories, and some of Riverhead’s marquis authors took the stage along with them, including National Book Award winner James McBride, two-time National Book Award finalist Lauren Groff, and story writers Daniel Alarcón and Lesley Nneka Arimah.

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  • December 6, 2018
    Madeline McIntosh to Speak at New York Public Library, December 10

    Penguin Random House U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh will participate in the Who Owns the Word speaker series at the New York Public Library (476 Fifth Avenue) on Monday, December 10 to share her industry-leading insights on promoting and supporting authors and championing free speech. Co-presented with the Authors Guild, Who Owns the Word is a series of discussions led by journalists, authors, and industry leaders regarding the future of published writing in our increasingly competitive and digital era.

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  • December 3, 2018
    Josie Silver’s ONE DAY IN DECEMBER is the New “Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine” Book Pick

    Reese Witherspoon has selected Josie Silver’s captivating American debut, ONE DAY IN DECEMBER (Broadway Books), as her “Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine” book pick for December. Upon making the announcement on Saturday, December 1, Witherspoon tweeted: “Do you believe in love at first sight? We think you’ll fall head over heels for this month’s book pick: #OneDayInDecember by @JosieSilver_! When Laurie locks eyes with a stranger one day in December, she feels an instant connection—and spends the next year looking for him.”

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