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PRH Canada to split Knopf, Random House divisions

Penguin Random House (PRH) Canada has announced it is dissolving the Knopf Random House Canada Group, to allow the two imprints, Knopf Canada and Random House Canada, to operate independently and each with its own distinct identity, reports Publishing Perspectives.

PRH Canada CEO Kristin Cochrane said: ‘In an increasingly crowded marketplace, with even more challenges upon us to reach readers with our authors’ books, the need to sharpen the focus of our publishing and clear its path to the reader is greater than ever.’

‘We have in Knopf Canada and Random House Canada two of the most esteemed imprint names in all of English-language publishing, and while they’ve sat together well, I strongly believe that the future of each imprint is much brighter on its own,’ said Cochrane.

As of 4 January, PRH Canada will comprise seven divisions: Doubleday Canada, Penguin Canada, McClelland & Stewart, Young Readers, Appetite, Knopf Canada and Random House Canada.


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