Penguin Random House

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Bono to release memoir about ‘the people, places and possibilities’ of his life
Surrender, which will ‘draw in detail’ what he had previously only sketched in songs, will contain 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song, and include 40 original drawings by the singer

Lucy Knight

10, May, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to give books to refugee children
Singer’s global initiative to offer a book each month to 200 refugee children in London until they turn five

Sarah Shaffi

09, May, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Waterstones launches scheme to raise £1m for Ukraine
Bernardine Evaristo and Jasper Fforde are among the authors whose books will be sold to raise money for Oxfam’s appeal

Sarah Shaffi

20, Apr, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Bill Nighy to narrate Terry Pratchett’s footnotes in new Discworld recordings
The actor will bring Pratchett’s ‘personal commentary’ to life in a star-studded re-recording of all 40 Discworld audiobooks, featuring narrators from Indira Varma to Andy Serkis

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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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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