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WATERSTONES ANNOUNCES UK’S BIGGESTCHARITY BOOK SALE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES28th September 2015: Today, Waterstones, the UK’s biggest bookseller announces its ‘BuyBooks for Syria’ campaign, with the goal to raise one million pounds for Oxfam’s Syria CrisisAppeal.From Thursday 1st October, Waterstones booksellers will sell a selection of books by bestsellingauthors such as ...


Bestselling author James Patterson allocates over £110,000 in successful bids from 69 independent bookshops


Bestselling author and bookshop devotee James Patterson has announced 69 successfulindependent bookshops across the UK and Ireland to be allocated a share of £110,000 in grants, following his latest pledge in April 2015 to donate £250,000 over the next year.Since the first round of applications in September 2014, this third announcement takes the total allocated by James to over £360,000 across 210 independent bookshops to date. £140,000 is still left to allocate in the next round of applications with the successful bookshops announced by James Patterson next year.This third round of applications will see grants used to fund everything from author events, to a childr...


Penguin partners with Waterstones to celebrate 80 years of storytelling with a pop-up shop at BOXPARK, Shoreditch


For six days only (8th – 13th September 2015), visitors to BOXPARK, Shoreditch, will be able to step into the world of Penguin to discover classic and new books, browse coveted merchandise and celebrate a British publishing icon, as part of celebrations to mark 80 years of the much-loved brand.The Penguin Shop (Unit 26 BOXPARK), in partnership with Waterstones, will be a treasure trove of beautiful books celebrating Penguin’s rich history of innovation in design and the fantastic stories now published across Penguin Random House UK. Its range will include Penguin Modern Classics, Little Black Classics and Penguin by Hand, and merchandise based on original Penguin books including ...


Penguin Random House UK extends relationship with BBC Worldwide to become the global publisher and distributor of BBC Audio content


Penguin Random House UK has today signed a licensing agreement with BBC Worldwide to become the global publisher and distributor of BBC-branded physical and digital audiobooks.The deal builds on a successful sales and distribution arrangement agreed at the end of 2013 and sees Penguin Random House UK now take responsibility for the publishing programme for BBC Audio titles first broadcast on BBC r...


Gail Rebuck accepts the Women in Publishing Pandora Award for significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry

Pandora Award

Gail Rebuck, Chair Penguin Random House UK, has accepted the Women in Publishing Pandora Award from last year’s winner, Carole Blake, at the Penguin Random House UK offices in Pimlico.The annual award, for significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry, includes custody of a writing box which has been passed between winners since 1981.Gail Rebuck, Chair, Penguin Random Hou...


48 Creative Minds Progress to Second Stage of Penguin Random House UK’s The Scheme

The Scheme

Successful candidates will now go down the rabbit hole to complete an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-themed marketing challenge  8th May 2015: 48 creative minds from a pool of almost 800 applicants are through to the second round of The Scheme, Penguin Random House UK’s new entry-level marketing programme to find people with talent and potential who may have never considere...


Letting books take the front seat: Hailo and Penguin Random House UK get London reading with the launch of #BlackCabBooks


Taxi app Hailo and publisher Penguin Random House UK are teaming up to create a mini mobile library – by placing free books in Hailo black cabs this week as well as audiobook extracts in the Hailo app for Londoners to enjoy.Launching their partnership to coincide with World Book Night on the 23rd April, Hailo and Penguin Random House UK are encouraging more of us to use our travel time to en...


Penguin Random House UK appoints first Corporate Responsibility Manager

Siena Parker

Penguin Random House UK today announced the appointment of Siena Parker to the newly-created role of Corporate Responsibility Manager. Siena, who will report to UK CEO, Tom Weldon, will develop and champion a corporate responsibility strategy around areas including literacy, charity and the environment, creating awareness and driving interest across Penguin Random House.Siena joins from Heineken U...


Penguin Platform: a new home for young readers to get closer to the stories they love

Penguin Platform

Penguin Random House UK today launches Penguin Platform, a new online community for 16-19 year olds to call their own where they can share and discover the stories that they love, including ‘Young Adult’, cross-over and adult books. Based on extensive research with young people and named by readers themselves, Penguin Platform is a place for Penguin Random House UK to talk directly to teens about the books they’re reading, deliver exciting experiences around authors, and build on the phenomenal success of its ‘Young Adult’ publishing. Through branded spaces on Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, Penguin Platform gives readers access to an unrivalled lis...


Penguin Random House UK launches ‘The Scheme’ to find the marketers of tomorrow

Penguin Random House UK

Penguin Random House UK has today launched ‘The Scheme’, an entry-level programme which aims to attract the marketers of tomorrow and find people with creative talent and potential who may have never considered a career in publishing.  Designed to attract and assess applicants based on their potential rather than experience, ‘The Scheme’ is open to everyone, whether ...


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