• Penguin Random House Nov 26, 2020

    Penguin to Buy Simon & Schuster, Create Publishing Giant

    German media giant Bertelsmann says that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster.

  • California Sep 5, 2019

    Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

    The woman who was sexually assaulted by ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and later read a powerful statement at his sentencing has revealed her identity.

  • NBC News Aug 19, 2019

    Planned Book by Mark Halperin Faces Widespread Criticism

    A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the “Game Change” co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal “a slap in the face to all women.” Politico announced Sunday that Halperin’s “How To Beat Trump” was expected in November. The book...

  • Chicago Mar 20, 2018

    Michelle Obama to Release Memoir in November

    Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called “Becoming.” By Sunday night, her memoir was in the top 20 on Amazon.com. “Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience,”...

  • author Mar 19, 2018

    ‘Maze Runner' Publisher Parts Ways With James Dashner

    The publisher of James Dashner, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, is parting ways with the author. Three Penguin Random House imprints issued a statement Thursday night saying they would “not be publishing any future books by James Dashner.” One of the country’s most popular writers for young people, Dashner is known not just for the million-selling “Maze Runner” series,...

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2017

    Bill Clinton, James Patterson Team Up on Thriller Called ‘The President Is Missing'

    Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before. The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. In a statement Monday provided to The Associated Press,...

  • Mexico Mar 13, 2017

    Obama Books to Be Published Worldwide, From Ireland to India

    The publishing of the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama will be a global event. Penguin Random House announced Monday that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books, to be released by the Crown imprint in the U.S. and Canada. Titles and release dates have not been announced.

  • Barack Obama Mar 1, 2017

    Barack and Michelle Obama Have Book Deals

    Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, although the deals are likely in the tens of millions of dollars. Both Obamas have published books through Crown, a Penguin Random House imprint. “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our publishing...

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