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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

#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...

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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...

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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...

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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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William Heinemann to publish a recently discovered novel by Harper Lee, Author of To Kill A Mockingbird

William Heinemann

William Heinemann to publish recently discovered novel by Harper Lee, Author of To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin Random House, has acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights (exc. Canada) in a newly discovered novel by Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The deal was struck with Andrew Nurnberg of Andrew Nurnberg Associates. The novel will be published in hardback and as an ...

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Slightly Foxed Awarded Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year Award 2014

(L to R): Staff of Slightly Foxed: Alexia Coronini-Cronberg, Tony Smith and Charlotte Colwill

London-based Slightly Foxed has been named this year's Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year.For the first time, Vintage has partnered with Hotel du Vin over the award. Slightly Foxed wins £1000 in prize money and a two-night stay at a Hotel du Vin of their choosing.The competition, now in its fourth year, is open to independent bookshops of all sizes and is awarded to the shop that, in t...

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Cape author Helen Macdonald wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014 for H is for Hawk

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At the prize giving ceremony held at RIBA last night the judges, chaired by Claire Tomalin, awarded Helen Macdonald the UK's premier prize for non-fiction, worth £20k. It is the first time a memoir wins the prize. Previous winners include Lucy Hughes-Hallett The Pike, Philip Hoare Leviathan, or the Whale and Kate Summerscale The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Vintage author Wade Davis Into the Silence in 2012, to name a few.Claire Tomalin said 'Congratulations to Helen Macdonald, who has written a book unlike any other, about an obsession with a wild creature, brought to life in prose sometimes technical and always striking, and set in English landscapes observed with a visionary eye. W...

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