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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.