Here are the latest posts about Penguin on Writers Write:
Penguin Launches Cartoon Network Book Imprint (2014-09-22): Penguin and the Cartoon Network have teamed up to launch a new imprint called Cartoon Network Books. The imprint will launch next summer.
Penguin Random House Unveils New Logo (2014-06-05): Penguin Random House has unveiled its new logo. The publishers merged last year.
Penguin India Forced to Recall and Destroy Scholar Wendy Doniger's Book The Hindus: An Alternative History (2014-02-13): Penguin India will recall and destroys all copies of Dr. Wendy Doniger's Book The Hindus: An Alternative History after being sued by extremists who are offended by the book.
Patricia Cornwell Leaves Penguin for Harpercollins (2013-08-16): Patricia Cornwell is leaving Penguin for Hapercollins. Harpercollins acquired rights to Cornwell's next two novels.
It's Official: Random House and Penguin Have Merged (2013-07-01): The Random House Penguin merger closed today. The new company has 250 imprints and publishes 15,000 books a year.
Penguin Group Launches Penguin Book Truck and Pushcart (2013-05-31): Penguin Group launches a Penguin Book Truck and Pushcart to promote its books.
Penguin and Random House Confirm They Are Merging (2012-10-29): The New York Times reports that Random House and Penguin will merge.
Random House and Penguin in Merger Talks (2012-10-25): The Financial Times reports that
Pearson (which owns the Financial Times) and Bertelsmann are in talks to merge Random House and Penguin.
Penguin Suing Elizabeth Wurtzel, Other Authors for Return of Advances Plus Interest (2012-09-26): The Smoking Gun reports that Penguin is suing several authors for return of their advances, claiming that they never turned in their manuscripts.
Amazon and Penguin Announce Fifth Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (2011-12-08): Amazon.
Penguin Drops Bombshell on Librarians: Bans Lending of New Ebook Titles (2011-11-21): Library Journal reports
that Penguin Group USA will no longer allow library lending of ebook titles.
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Winners Announced (2010-06-14): Amazon.
Scholastic and Penguin Offices Sprayed for Bedbugs (2009-09-03): The New York Observer reports
that the offices of publisher Scholastic were evacuated in order to spray for bedbugs.
Random House and Penguin Launch Mobile Book Offerings (2008-12-08): Random House and Penguin have both announced mobile book plans including plans to provide books for the iPhone.
Penguin Goes to Second Life (2006-10-25): Penguin has gone virtual for the launch of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.
Penguin Buys Rights to Chinese Bestseller, The Wolf Totem (2005-10-20): The Chicago Tribune reports that The Penguin Group has purchased the English-language rights to the bestselling Chinese novel, The Wolf Totem for $100,000.
Ivan Held Named President of G.P. Putnam's Sons (2005-04-08): Ivan Held has been named President of G.
Penguin Group Announces New Paperback Format (2005-03-11): This summer, Maeve Binchy, Clive Cussler and Nora Roberts will sport a new
look in paperback when Penguin Group (USA) introduces the Penguin Premium
format -- a new format that Penguin says is designed to feel better and
read more comfortably than the current mass market paperbacks.
Penguin to Launch Bratz Publishing Program (2003-04-04): Debra Dorfman, President and Publisher of Grosset & Dunlap, an
imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, has signed a book
licensing agreement with MGA Entertainment.
Penguin Announces Ebook Publishing Plans (2001-08-24): Penguin announced that it is launching an ebook publishing
program in September with a list of over 200 titles from
the Penguin catalogue.