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Random House recalls Eddie Obeid book

22 August 2014

Random House has recalled copies of He Who Must Be Obeid by Kate McClymont and Linton Besser due to a ‘misidentification’ in the book. ‘The book contained a misidentification that...

Penguin Random House to combine Sydney offices 

8 August 2014

All Sydney-based Penguin Random House staff will move into Random House’s North Sydney office in late September, the company has confirmed.A spokesperson for Penguin Random House told Books+Publishing that ‘all...

Penguin Random House releases new logo

4 June 2014

Penguin Random House has released its new logo, reports Publishers Weekly. According to a statement from Penguin Random House, the new logo ‘underscores the importance of the written word to...

Penguin Random House launches UK author portal 

25 February 2014

In the UK, Penguin Random House has opened an author portal for Random House UK authors and agents, reports the Bookseller. The UK Random House Author Portal, which is modelled...

Random House UK launches creative writing academy 

11 February 2014

In the UK, Random House has launched a new creative writing academy that will offer face-to-face and online writing courses from March. The Writers’ Academy will hold its first face-to-face...

Smith to retire from Random House 

21 January 2014

Random House Australia has announced that Western Australian account manager Laurie Smith will retire from the company in February. Smith has worked as a sales representative for Transworld and Random...

The nonfiction niche: Children’s nonfiction 

7 October 2013

Children’s and YA fiction gets the bulk of the attention when it comes to media coverage, awards and events. So why is children’s nonfiction considered the ‘ugly stepsister’ of children’s...

Booktopia launches new Bond book ‘Solo’ 

1 October 2013

Booktopia has participated in a global launch campaign for the new James Bond book Solo (Jonathan Cape), receiving the only Australian copy—and one of seven copies worldwide—signed and stamped by...

Atwood, Jacobson join Hogarth’s Shakespeare project 

10 September 2013

In the UK, authors Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson have joined Random House’s Shakespeare publishing project, reports the Bookseller. As part of the ‘Hogarth Shakespeare’ project, Atwood and Jacobson will...