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5 Million Copies of 'Fifty Shades' Books Sold in First Half of 2013 - Posted August 30, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey is the publishing gift that keeps on giving. E L James sold five million print and eBook copies of her erotic trilogy around the world during the first six months of 2013 (sales through Random House's English, German and Spanish-language publishing arms). Random House ... [GalleyCat]

5 Million Copies of 'Fifty Shades' Books Sold in First Half of 2013 - Posted August 30, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey is the publishing gift that keeps on giving. E L James sold five million print and eBook copies of her erotic trilogy around the world during the first six months of 2013 (sales through Random House's English, German and Spanish-language publishing arms). Random House ... [AllTwitter]

Penguin and Random House Merger Complete - Posted July 1, 2013
The merger of Penguin and Random House took effect today. You can visit the new Penguin Random House webpage. According to the company, the new mega-publisher counts more than 10,500 employees in nearly 250 imprints and publishing house... [GalleyCat]

Random House & Penguin To Merge - Posted October 29, 2012
The major publishers Random House and Penguin have decided to join forces, creating a new entity called Penguin Random House. Random House worldwide CEO Markus Dohle will be CEO of the new group. Penguin CEO John Makinson will chair the board of directors. Bertelsmann ... [GalleyCat]

Chip Gibson Steps Down, Barbara Marcus Steps In At Random House Children's - Posted September 5, 2012
Chip Gibson has stepped aside from his position as president/publisher at Random House Children's Books. Barbara Marcus will take Gibson's place. Random House Chairman/CEO Markus Dohle made the announcement in a memo sent to Random Hous... [GalleyCat]

Random House CEO Markus Dohle Celebrates eBook Gains - Posted December 20, 2010
Random House CEO Markus Dohle celebrated eBook gains in his annual letter staff today. His annual message praised bestselling authors like George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Stieg Larsson. Here's an excerpt from the letter: "For some of our U.S. fall publication titles, nearly half of the ov... [FishbowlDC]

Markus Dohle Predicts eBooks Will Be 10% of U.S. Revenue - Posted August 2, 2010
Random House might be mad at the Wylie Agency, but they aren't holding grudges against Amazon. Random House Chief Executive Markus Dohle told the German Magazine ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Random House Allows Open Road to Publish William Styron eBooks - Posted April 26, 2010
The NY Times broke the news that Random House will not challenge Open Road Integrated Media's efforts to acquire digital rights to some books in the backlist of the late novelist William Styron. UPDATE:... [GalleyCat]

Random House Still Has Not Struck an iPad Deal - Posted March 24, 2010
Just minutes after the launch of the iPad this year, we noted that the Apple (AAPL) announcement mentioned publishing partnerships with Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Hachette, but not Random House. Today Financial Times reported that Rando... [GalleyCat]

Random House Reports "Stable Revenues" in 2009 - Posted March 23, 2010
In a report on the fiscal year for 2009, Bertelsmann (Random House's corporate parent) reported that Random House revenues were up 0.1 percent at €1.7 billion (previous year: €1.7 billion, +0.1 percent). Operating... [GalleyCat]

Digital Reorganization at Random House, Inc., Part One - Posted February 25, 2010
In a series of memos today, Random House, Inc. announced some wide-ranging changes at the company. Nina von Moltke, Random House's VP of Corporate Development, will now serve as VP of Digital Publishing Development--overseeing some restructuring in the company. CEO ... [GalleyCat]

Authors Guild Pushes Back Against Random House on Digital Rights - Posted December 15, 2009
In a simple, direct statement to members today, Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild, criticized Random House for the "regrettable" decision to assert control of authors' digital rights: "E-book right... [GalleyCat]

Random House Asserts Control of Backlist Digital Rights - Posted December 14, 2009
Last week, Random House CEO Markus Dohle laid out the company's eBook plans in two-page memo, asserting control over the digital rights in "the vast majority" of the publisher's backlist. Here's an excerpt from the memo, via ... [GalleyCat]

Madeline McIntosh Random House's Overall Digital Strategy - Posted December 9, 2009
As news broke yesterday that Random House would split Crown Publishing Group into two distinct groups, GalleyCat asked Random House, Inc. spokesperson Stuart Applebaum what the reorganization meant for overall digital publishing efforts at the conglomerate. "The person who will lead our digital momentum... [GalleyCat]

Crown Publishing Group Split and Publisher Leaves - Posted December 8, 2009
Random House CEO Markus Dohle announced today that Crown Publishing Group will be broken into two distinct groups. Crown Publishing Group publisher Jenny Frost is leaving the company. Doubleday Canada's executive publisher... [GalleyCat]

Steve Rubin Resigns at Random House - Posted September 25, 2009
After serving as executive VP and publisher-at-large for Random House since February, former Doubleday Broadway Group publisher Steve Rubin has resigned from the restructured conglomerate. According to Publishers Weekly, the executive decid... [GalleyCat]

Random House Revenue Drops for First Half of 2009 - Posted August 31, 2009
In a new earnings report, Random House reported that worldwide revenues were down by 32 million euros for the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year. Overall, the publisher's corporate parent, Bertelsmann, posted some tough numbers as well, reporting a 333 million euro net loss for the... [GalleyCat]

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