Penguin Random House

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Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage
Shops build up stocks early to offset bottlenecks as publishers warn Brexit and pandemic are delaying distribution

Sarah Butler

07, Sep, 2021 @3:53 PM

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‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history
Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet it

Sian Cain

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Buckingham Palace shudders at prospect of more of Prince Harry’s truth
Past royal efforts are tame in comparison to what Duke of Sussex could unleash on his family

Caroline Davies

20, Jul, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer
WW Norton to pause shipping Blake Bailey’s authorised biography as women claim Bailey groomed them as their high-school teacher

Sian Cain and agencies

21, Apr, 2021 @4:54 PM

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The Guardian view on the writing business: readers must ultimately benefit | Editorial
Editorial: People want stories and that means cultivating a publishing ecosystem where big and small can flourish

Editorial

28, Mar, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Authors fear the worst if Penguin owner takes over Simon & Schuster
Analysis: if Bertelsmann, owner of Penguin Random House, buys US publisher, writers expect smaller deals and less choice for readers

Alison Flood

22, Mar, 2021 @11:24 PM

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UK watchdog investigates Penguin owner’s Simon & Schuster takeover
CMA says it is considering whether Penguin Random House’s $2bn deal would lessen competition

Mark Sweney

22, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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PRH owner Bertelsmann to buy Simon & Schuster in $2bn deal
German media firm, already owner of the giant Penguin Random House, says acquisition of another major publisher is ‘approvable’ within monopoly rules

Staff and agencies

25, Nov, 2020 @4:55 PM

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Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists
Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature courses

Guardian staff and agency

24, Oct, 2020 @4:11 PM

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Barack Obama to release memoir weeks after US election
A Promised Land due on 17 November as former president says he hopes to provide ‘an honest accounting of my presidency’

Martin Belam and agencies

17, Sep, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Audible settles copyright lawsuit with publishers over audiobook captions
Seven publishers had sued the audiobook giant last July, claiming that its audio-to-text service Captions was unauthorised

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Penguin Random House defends Zhivago novel against plagiarism claim
Boris Pasternak’s great-niece Anna claims Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept copied her biography of Pasternak’s lover

Alison Flood

01, Oct, 2019 @3:39 PM

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