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  • May 23, 2019
    Penguin Random House Invests In Growth Of Leading Independent Publisher Sourcebooks

    Sourcebooks, one of the country’s fastest-growing independent publishers, has sold a significant minority-ownership stake to Penguin Random House. The transaction, which was announced today by Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks’ CEO and Founder, and Madeline McIntosh, Penguin Random House U.S. CEO, will create a performance- and growth-oriented partnership between the two companies.

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  • May 22, 2019
    RHCB to Publish Marie Kondo’s Debut Children’s Picture Book in Fall 2019

    International tidying superstar and New York Times bestselling author Marie Kondo will bring her unique method to young readers in KIKI & JAX: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, a charming picture book about how tidying up creates space for joy in all parts of your life, co-written and illustrated by beloved children’s book veteran Salina Yoon, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, Random House Children’s Books. North American rights were negotiated with Neil Gudovitz, Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency. The book will release with a 250,000-copy first printing on November 5, 2019 and be published by the Crown Books for Young Readers imprint.

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  • May 21, 2019
    Crown to Publish New Rachel Maddow Book, BLOWOUT, in October

    Rachel Maddow unveiled the title, cover and publication date of her upcoming book last night on her MSNBC TV program, The Rachel Maddow Show. BLOWOUT: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, will be published by Crown on October 1.

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  • May 21, 2019
    RHCB and Dr. Seuss Enterprises Launch 2nd Annual #SeussWordChallenge

    With the success of last year’s first-ever Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge (#SeussWordChallenge), which resulted in over 20 million Dr. Seuss words being read by young readers over the summer, Random House Children’s Books (RHCB) and Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) are upping the ante this year and challenging readers to read even more than they did in 2018. This year’s goal is reading 250 million Dr. Seuss words nationwide.

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  • May 17, 2019
    Penguin Young Readers Celebrates the Launch of Kokila

    Penguin Young Readers hosted a celebration for the launch of Kokila, a new imprint dedicated to centering stories from the margins, on Monday, May 13, at Housing Works Bookstore Café in New York City. The imprint’s debut list includes works from Newbery Honor winner Veera Hiranandani, Pablo Cartaya, Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison, Zeke Peña, Randy Ribay, and Isabel Quintero.

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  • May 17, 2019
    Friday Reads: Musician Memoirs

    We’ve got the music in us this week! With the attention Ani Di Franco is getting for her new memoir, NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM, it’s a good time to share the stage for some encores. The following memoirs, from some of the most iconic musicians, have extraordinary tales to tell (often with lyrics) and will surely move readers to listen their music with enhanced appreciation.

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  • May 16, 2019
    Vintage Español to Publish New Michael Wolff Book in Spanish

    Vintage Español will publish the Spanish-language edition of Michael Wolff’s upcoming book, SIEGE: Trump Under Fire (ASEDIO: Trump en el punto de mira), releasing the Spanish-language eBook edition on June 4, and the Spanish-language trade paperback original as well as the audio edition in Spanish on June 11.

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  • May 15, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Jewish American Heritage

    May is Jewish American Heritage Month – officially proclaimed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to honor the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. News outlets have been covering the rise in anti-Semitic violent attacks in the US after two deadly synagogue attacks within months of each other.

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  • May 10, 2019
    Ani DiFranco Shares Her Passion and Hard-Won Wisdom on the Page

    When celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco was conceiving her memoir, NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM, she admitted, “Writing songs is not really about discipline. There’s work, yes, but also to really get it right the clouds must part and a shaft of light come down, in a living moment things must align.

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  • May 10, 2019
    DREAMing Out Loud with CUNY Students at Penguin Random House About Creative Expression & Diversity

    Penguin Random House hosted students from the City University of New York (CUNY) for a day-long seminar on the publishing industry, professional development, and creative expression, entitled DREAMing Out Loud, on May 3. The career symposium was organized in collaboration with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and PEN America, and part of the DREAMing Out Loud Writing Workshop, a program aimed at students of diverse immigration statuses enrolled at such CUNY schools as Lehman College, Queens College, and Medgar Evers College.

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