The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize–formerly the Samuel Johnson–features themes running from modern-day piracy to Turkish imprisonment and housing crises.
The late Peter Mayer is remembered as the man who made the Penguin Group ‘the world’s most admired and successful publishing company.’
‘It is the cleanest energy as long as nothing happens,’ says author Serhii Plokhy of nuclear energy, winning the Baillie Gifford for ‘Chernobyl.’
In humor and praise, Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran is remembered in London as someone ‘who always saw the bigger picture.’
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.
Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.
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.
Roger Tagholm bids a poetic adieu to Random House’s iconic colophon, which has been replaced by a new text-based ‘global identity.’
Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.