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With Stephen Fry, Penguin Crowdsources Future of the Book

Stephen Fry Book Jacket

In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.

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Kids Book Wins Award, Starts Controversy

Bunker Diary

After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.

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PRH’s New Identity: Goodbye to Some Famous Bricks and Mortar

New Penguin Random House

Roger Tagholm bids a poetic adieu to Random House’s iconic colophon, which has been replaced by a new text-based ‘global identity.’

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Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon

Rakesh Satyal

Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.

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Fallout Continues from Penguin Books India Debacle

Wendy Doniger

One week after news broke that Penguin Books India had recalled and destroyed Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus” the negative fall out continues.

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Amid Controversy, Penguin India Recalls Western Book on Hinduism

cover the hindus

Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms.

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Penguin China’s Jo Lusby on Chinese-English Translation

Jo Lusby

Asia Times Online talks to Penguin China’s Jo Lusby about the publisher’s aggressive Chinese-English/English-Chinese translation program.

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If Morrissey is a Penguin Classic, Why Not Elton John?

Morrissey cover

Was the publication of singer Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ by Penguin Classic a commercial gambit or merely ironic and provocative? Either way, it’s daft.

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Penguin’s Nathan Hull: A Globetrotter in Search of Innovation

FastR, a Latvian app developer, is just one of Hull's digital discoveries.

Penguin’s Nathan Hull believes digital innovation is just as likely as to happen in Latvia as London. He is on a perpetual search for the wild and wonderful.

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Book Country: Now Opening New Territory

Molly Barton

Porter Anderson interviews Book Country’s Molly Barton and Brandi Larsen as the Penguin Random House site relaunches with new features for author-members.

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