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Dohle Reflects On Penguin Random House in 2018

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In his annual year-end letter to staff, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cited the success of 'Becoming', a long list of literary awards and best book citations, and the continued global growth of audiobook sales as 2018 highlights.

Centrello Details Crown Reorg

Publishers Weekly -

The newly combined Random House and Crown publishing groups will be known as Random House. David Drake, Aaron Wehner, and Tina Constable have been given prominent roles in the new Crown, while Crown publisher Molly Stern will leave the company.

HC Remains in Acquisition Mode

Publishers Weekly -

HarperCollins is one of two subsidiaries where News Corp would consider making another acquisition, News CFO Susan Panuccio said during a presentation to analysts yesterday.

The Next Black Publishing Generation Speaks

Publishers Weekly -

Although the book industry remains overwhelmingly white—87% of respondents to PW’s most recent annual salary survey identify as Caucasian—there is undeniably a new and passionate generation of young black professionals working inside publishing houses.

With Closure, UPNE's Publishers Move On

Publishers Weekly -

Following University Press of New England’s decision to close its doors at the end of 2018, the distributor has reached an agreement with University of Chicago Press and Chicago Distribution Center to handle distribution for its backlist and select new titles.

'Becoming' Is Becoming 2018's Biggest Adult Book

Publishers Weekly -

Penguin Random House said that first-day sales for Michelle Obama's memoir "represent the largest single-day sales total for any book published in 2018" by the publisher, while Barnes & Noble said 'Becoming' had the biggest first week of sales at the chain so far this year.