Media & Publicity
Recent press releases and announcements about Random House, Inc.'s corporate and organizational activities.
Gütersloh, February 14, 2013 – Media companies Bertelsmann and Pearson welcome the clearance of the planned combination of their book-publishing companies into the new, international Penguin Random House publishing group by the U.S. Department Of Justice. The DOJ has informed the parties that it has completed its review and has cleared the transaction in the U.S. In late October 2012, Bertelsmann and Pearson announced plans to combine their respective publishing operations, Random House and Penguin Group. Since the announcement, the planned transaction has been undergoing review by antitrust authorities in various parts of the world. Read more here.
Gütersloh / New York / London, October 29, 2012 – The international media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson announced today that they will combine the activities of their respective trade-book publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann will own 53 percent, Pearson 47 percent. The closing of the transaction is scheduled to take place in the second half of 2013, following regulatory approval. Read more here.
The Random House, Inc. Foundation, announces the Random House Teachers Awards, which will recognize our nation’s teachers who develop innovative projects in support of cultivating literacy and lifelong reading.
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Fremantlemedia and Random House form exclusive television partnership. FremantleMedia, the producer and distributor of several of the world’s most widely-watched television series, and Random House, Inc., the U.S. division of Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, both companies of Bertelsmann AG, announced today a major new creative and strategic partnership to develop scripted television programming for the U.S. and international markets based on the fiction and nonfiction books published by Random House’s imprints in North America and internationally.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Books, and Chase Art Companies Announce the Winner of the Third Annual Oh, The Places You’ll Go! College Scholarship.
Random House Children’s Books will now be the primary book publisher of Nickelodeon properties, it was announced jointly today by Chip Gibson, President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books, and Paula K. Allen, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Global Publishing. Beginning spring 2013, the publishing program with Nickelodeon will expand to include a variety of new formats, including hardcover and paperback picture books, storybooks, leveled readers, chapter books, Junior Novels, and board books. Random House will continue publishing the coloring and activity books and Little Golden Book titles published since 2000 and 2009, respectively. These books are based on Nickelodeon properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Bubble Guppies.
Random House, Inc., today announced the launch of the Random House Author Portal, a secure, one-stop online resource that provides thousands of Random House U.S. authors and illustrators with access to comprehensive up-to-date information about their sales, royalties and subsidiary rights deals for their newly published and backlist books.
Fodor’s, the leading name in travel guides, announced today its selection of the top twenty-one places to go in 2012 as determined by Fodor’s editors and travel experts. This second annual list covers everything from emerging destinations and hot cities to noteworthy events and great values around the world. Visit Fodor’s for the full list.
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