The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize–formerly the Samuel Johnson–features themes running from modern-day piracy to Turkish imprisonment and housing crises.
At Peter Mayer’s Memorial Service: Appreciation for a Publishing Giant
The late Peter Mayer is remembered as the man who made the Penguin Group ‘the world’s most admired and successful publishing company.’
Serhii Plokhy Wins the UK’s Baillie Gifford Nonfiction Prize
‘It is the cleanest energy as long as nothing happens,’ says author Serhii Plokhy of nuclear energy, winning the Baillie Gifford for ‘Chernobyl.’
Nielsen’s Mo Siewcharran Remembered as ‘a Force for Good’
In humor and praise, Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran is remembered in London as someone ‘who always saw the bigger picture.’
Penguin Comes to Germany
Random House Germany will bring the iconic Penguin brand to German readers with the launch of Penguin Verlag. The first titles will come out in 2016.
Publishing Leaders are “Temporary Custodians” of Their Houses
Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
With Stephen Fry, Penguin Crowdsources Future of the Book
In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.
PRH’s New Identity: Goodbye to Some Famous Bricks and Mortar
Roger Tagholm bids a poetic adieu to Random House’s iconic colophon, which has been replaced by a new text-based ‘global identity.’
Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon
Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.
Fallout Continues from Penguin Books India Debacle
One week after news broke that Penguin Books India had recalled and destroyed Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus” the negative fall out continues.