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Random House

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Random House

Largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world add

Category: Business

Founded in 1927.

Countries: United States (65%), United Kingdom (13%), (8%)

Main connections: Bertelsmann, Pearson PLC, Truman Capote

Linked to: Bertelsmann, Random House Webster's College, Transworld, University of Toronto

 

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1929

Alfred Kreymborg - In 1929, Random House chose him to be one of the poets to appear in "The Poetry Quartos", proposed by Paul Johnston


1930

Alfred Kreymborg - He contributed a short story to "The Prose Quartos", published by Random House in 1930


1934

Tillie Olsen - Although only an excerpt of the first chapter was published in "The Partisan Review" in 1934, it led to a contract for her with Random House


1935

Gertrude Stein - Stein left America in May of 1935, a newly minted America celebrity with a commitment from Random House, who had agreed to become the American publisher for all future works


1940

Phyllis Fraser - Soon after her arrival, she was introduced by "The New Yorker" editor Harold Ross to publishing magnate and Random House co-founder Bennett Cerf, whom she married on September 17, 1940


1942

Sally Benson - When the book was published by Random House as "Meet Me in St. Louis" in 1942, it was titled after the MGM film, in the very early stages of scripting


1943

Sally Benson - "Women and Children First" was a collection published by Random House in 1943


1944

"'Random House of Canada"' was established in 1944 as the Canadian distributor of Random House Books add something


1947

Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the "American College Dictionary", which was followed in 1966 by its first unabridged dictionary add something


1949

Truman Capote - Random House, the publisher of his novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms" , moved to capitalize on this novel's success with the publication of "A Tree of Night and Other Stories" in 1949


1954

Mac Hyman - Several publishers rejected the manuscript before it was finally accepted by Random House and published in 1954


1957

Pierre Bellocq - It was published by Random House in 1957 and is still in print

 

Grinch - The Grinch first appeared in the 1957 story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, published as both a Random House book and in an issue of "Redbook" magazine


1958

Glendon Swarthout - The book was quickly sold to Random House and to Columbia Pictures in 1958, becoming one of their major motion pictures starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth a year later


1960

The American publishers Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and Pantheon Books were acquired by Random House in 1960 and 1961, respectively; works continue to be published under these imprints with editorial independence, such as Everyman's Library, a series of classical literature reprints add something

 

Barbie - In a series of novels published by Random House in the 1960s, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin


1962

Cormac McCarthy - At Random House, the manuscript found its way to Albert Erskine, who had been William Faulkner's editor until Faulkner's death in 1962.


1964

Frederick Exley - In 1964, Exley sent the completed manuscript for "A Fan's Notes" to Houghton Mifflin , and to Joe Fox at Random House, who suggested an agent, Lynn Nesbit

 

Harold Brodkey - Soon thereafter, in 1964, Brodkey signed a book contract with Random House for his first novel, titled "A Party of Animals"


1965

Cormac McCarthy - McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published by Random House in 1965.


1966

Richard Farina - Fariña is known for his novel, "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me", originally published by Random House in 1966

 

Truman Capote - "In Cold Blood" was published in 1966 by Random House after having been serialized in "The New Yorker"


1968

Maya Angelou - Also in 1968, inspired at a dinner party she attended with Baldwin, cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and his wife Judy, and challenged by Random House editor Robert Loomis, she wrote her first autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", published in 1969, which brought her international recognition and acclaim

 

Chet Huntley - Huntley wrote a memoir of his Montana childhood, "The Generous Years: Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood", published by Random House in 1968

 

Dorothy Kilgallen - Although Bennett Cerf was audiotaped on January 23, 1968 reminiscing about Kilgallen, he said nothing about her death or about the book, "Murder One", that his company Random House had published in 1967 with the late Dorothy Kilgallen listed as the sole author


1972

Hunter S. Thompson - The planned book was never finished, but the theme of the death of the American dream would be carried over into his later work, and the contract with Random House was eventually fulfilled with the 1972 book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"


1973

Ian Ballantine - After Ballantine Books was acquired by Random House in 1973, the Ballantines became freelance consulting editors and publishers during the 1970s


1974

Random House has been the distributor for Shambhala Publications since 1974 add something

 

Frederick Crews - In 1974, Crews published a college-level composition handbook for Random House on the proper uses of the English language


1975

Frederick Exley - His second novel, "Pages From a Cold Island", was published by Random House in 1975, to considerably less acclaim than his debut


1976

David A. Adler - In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, "A Little at a Time", subsequently published by Random House in 1976


1986

In 1986 the company established its own indigenous Canadian publishing program that has become one of the most successful in Canadian history add something


1988

Frederick Exley - "Last Notes From Home" was published by Random House in September 1988


1989

Sandra Cisneros - In 1989, "The House on Mango Street", which was originally published by the small Hispanic publishing company Arte Público Press, was reissued in a second edition by Vintage Press; and in 1991 "Woman Hollering Creek" was published by Random House

 

Brad Newsham - Random House published "All the Right Places", the story of his Trans-Siberian adventure in 1989


1990

Joan Collins - Despite a protracted legal battle with publishers Random House in the 1990s, she has continued to write books, fictional, non-fictional and autobiographical

 

Godzilla (franchise) - Godzilla had his own series of books published by Random House during the late 1990s

 

Joan Collins - In the 1990s, Collins was embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with the publisher Random House, which was televised daily on Court TV

 

Joni Mitchell - In the early 1990s, Mitchell signed a deal with Random House to publish an autobiography


1991

Shelby Foote - By the middle of 1991, Random House had sold 400,000 copies of the trilogy

 

Joan Collins - In September 1991 Collins delivered a 690-page manuscript of a novel entitled "The Ruling Passion" to Random House


1993

Hall Bartlett - At the time of his passing in 1993, Bartlett was finishing his second novel for Random House, "Face to Face"

 

Christopher Cerf - In 1993, Cerf renewed his ties to Random House when he assumed the role of Chairman of the Modern Library's Board of Advisors

 

Jim Jinkins - Jinkins co-produced four direct-to-video Richard Scarry cartoons with Random House and the Scarry family from 1993 to 1994


1994

Bob Dylan - Over a decade after Random House had published "Drawn Blank" , a book of Dylan's drawings, an exhibit of his art, "The Drawn Blank Series", opened in October 2007 at the Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz


1995

Maya Angelou - In 1995, Angelou's publishing company, Random House, recognized her for having the longest-running record on "The New York Times" Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List


1996

Tom Reiss - Reiss' first major book, was "Führer-Ex; Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi", published in 1996 by Random House


1998

In 1998, Bertelsmann AG bought Random House and it soon went global add something

 

"'Verlagsgruppe Random House"' was established after Bertelsmann's 1998 acquisition of Random House, grouping its German imprints under the new name add something

 

Helen K. Garber - Helen was hired by Random House to illustrate the 1998 best selling book, "Parents at Last, the New Pathways to Parenthood"

 

John Dufresne - In 1998, Dufresne collaborated with Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry, Elmore Leonard and nine other South Florida writers on "Naked Came the Manatee", a detective novel published by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House

 

Bertelsmann - The revelations came to light during their takeover of US book publisher Random House in 1998; Bertelsmann used a revised account of their Nazi past to smooth the deal

 

Christopher Reeve - On April 25, 1998, Random House published Reeve's autobiography, "Still Me"


1999

Barbie - In the Random House novels, Barbie attended Willows High School, while in the "Generation Girl" books, published by Golden Books in 1999, she attended the fictional Manhattan International High School in New York City


2000

The Blair Witch Project - A series of eight young adult books entitled "The Blair Witch Files" were released by Random subsidiary Bantam from 2000 to 2001

 

Caroline Coon - In June 2000 Coon won damages of £40,000 and legal costs of £33,000 from publisher Random House after author Jonathon Green made false claims in his 1998 book "All Dressed Up: the Sixties and the Counterculture"


2001

From 2001 until November 2012, it was a joint venture with Italian publisher Mondadori add something

 

Jarrett J. Krosoczka - His first book, "Good Night, Monkey Boy", was published on June 12, 2001 by Random House


2002

Edmund Morris (writer) - The book, published by Random House, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 2002

 

Norma Khouri - Things were further complicated for Random House Australia because Khouri was sponsored under the category of nomination for distinguished talent in 2002


2004

Jonathan Bate - Bate edited Clare's "Selected Poetry" , and, with Eric Rasmussen, Shakespeare's "Complete Works" for the Royal Shakespeare Company, published in April 2007 as part of the Random House Modern Library

 

Christopher Reeve - In April 2004, Random House published Reeve's second book, "Nothing is Impossible"

 

The Da Vinci Code - In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations


2005

Banksy - Random House published Wall and Piece in 2005.

 

Jane Fonda - On April 5, 2005, Random House released Fonda's autobiography "My Life So Far"


2006

The Da Vinci Code - In early 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed suit against Brown's publishers, Random House

 

Truman Capote - The novel was published in 2006 by Random House under the title "Summer Crossing"

 

James Frey - On February 1, 2006, Random House published Frey's note to the reader which was subsequently included in later editions of the book

 

Siobhan Dowd - Dowd's first novel, "A Swift Pure Cry", was published in March 2006 by David Fickling Books, a children's imprint of Random House

 

Michael Baigent - In March 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed a lawsuit in a British court against Brown's publisher, Random House, claiming copyright infringement

 

Richard Leigh (author) - In March 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed suit in a British court against Brown's publisher, Random House, claiming copyright infringement

 

Paul Sculthorpe - In March 2006, Sculthorpe signed a deal with Random House to publish his autobiography, "Man of Steel", which was published in August 2007

 

Charles Webb (author) - In May 2006, however, "The Times" reported that Webb had signed a publishing deal for "Home School" with Random House which would enable him to clear almost all his debts and instruct the French lawyers to attempt to retrieve his rights

 

Chantelle Houghton - In May 2006, she signed a £300,000 deal with Random House to publish her autobiography

 

The Graduate - On 30 May 2006, "The Times" reported that Webb had signed a publishing deal for "Home School" with Random House which he hoped would enable him to instruct French lawyers to attempt to retrieve his rights

 

Robert Wiersema - His first novel, "Before I Wake", was published by Random House in August 2006

 

James Frey - On September 12, 2006, Frey and publisher Random House, Inc. reached a tentative legal settlement, whereby readers who felt that they had been defrauded by Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" would be offered a refund

 

Martha Stewart - In October 2006, Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook, a reference book about looking after your house, was published by Clarkson Potter


2007

Helen Andelin - Random House issued the latest edition of the book in February 2007

 

Anna Politkovskaya - In May 2007, Random House posthumously published Politkovskaya's "A Russian Diary", containing extracts from her notebook and other writings

 

Paul Shirley - Shirley's first book, entitled "Can I Keep My Jersey-", was released on May 15, 2007 from Random House

 

Elisabeth Bumiller - In 2007, Bumiller went on leave to write a biography of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, published by Random House in December 2007


2008

Lang Lang (pianist) - Lang Lang's autobiography, "Journey of a Thousand Miles", published by Random House in eight languages, was released in the summer of 2008

 

Calon (TV production company) - Books are available from Random House Children's Books from January 2008

 

Mitch Cullin - The Post-War Dream - Cullin's seventh novel "The Post-War Dream" was published by Random House in March 2008

 

Suvudu - Suvudu was launched on July 18, 2008, with the intent of featuring science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, and gaming titles and authors across all of Random House, Inc.'s, divisions and imprints


2009

In late 2009 and early 2010, respectively, Random House discontinued their Japanese joint venture "'Random House Kodansha"', which had been established in 2003, and divested their four-year ownership of "'Random House Korea"' add something

 

Jonathon Keats - "The Book of the Unknown", a collection of fables loosely based on Talmudic legend, was published by Random House in February 2009 and *awarded the Sophie Brody Medal by the American Library Association in 2010

 

Michael Broadbent - In July 2009 it was announced that Broadbent would sue Random House, the publishers of "The Billionaire's Vinegar" by Benjamin Wallace, an account of the "Jefferson bottles affair" and its court cases, for defamation of character, on claims that the book asserts Broadbent invented an auction bid and contains references to him colluding with Rodenstock

 

Michael Broadbent - In October 2009, Random House accepted that the allegations in the book were without foundation, removed the book from sale in the UK, made a full apology and paid Broadbent an undisclosed sum in damages

 

Gregory Keyes - The first of these, "The Infernal City", was published by Random House in November 2009


2010

Boris Pasternak - In October 2010, Random House released Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of "Doctor Zhivago"

 

Robert Wiersema - His second novel, "Bedtime Story", was published in November 2010, by Random House


2011

Maya Angelou - Angelou has used the same editor throughout her writing career, Robert Loomis, an executive editor at Random House, who retired in 2011 and has been called "one of publishing's hall of fame editors

 

Dana Perino - In March 2011 the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., announced that Perino has joined its books imprint Crown Forum as Editorial Director

 

Christopher Paolini - On March 23, 2011, Random House announced the cover, title, and release date of "Inheritance"

 

Katie Couric - On April 12, 2011, Couric's first book, titled "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives", was published by Random House

 

Grant Morrison - In July 2011, Morrison's analysis of superheroes, "Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero", was published by Random House Spiegel & Grau in the United States and Jonathan Cape in the UK.

 

David Graeber - In December 2011, Graeber was reported to be working on a book for Random House connecting "the story of the Occupy movement to an exploration of the past and future of direct action, participatory democracy, and political transformation", and another for Melville House combining three essays on bureaucracy


2012

The Vagenda - In September 2012, the publisher Square Peg, owned by the Random House group , outbid 12 competitors to win rights to a book by the two editors of "The Vagenda"

 

Tyler Hamilton - On September 5, 2012, Random House published Hamilton's memoir "The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs", coauthored with American writer Daniel Coyle

 

Bertelsmann - In October 2012, Bertelsmann entered into talks with rival conglomerate Pearson plc, over the possibility of combining their respective publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group

 

Pearson PLC - In October 2012, Pearson entered into talks with rival conglomerate Bertelsmann, over the possibility of combining their respective publishing companies, Penguin Group and Random House

 

Pearson PLC - On 29 October 2012, Pearson said it would merge Penguin Books with Bertelsmann's Random House to create the world's biggest consumer book publisher


2013

Brian Michael Bendis - He will begin teaching at University of Oregon starting in Fall 2013, and his book "Words for Pictures" will be out in Spring 2014 from Random House

 

Lauren Graham - Graham's debut novel, "Someday, Someday, May be: A Novel" , a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s, was released via hardcover, e-book and author-read audiobook formats on April 30, 2013 by the Ballantine Books imprint of Random House

 

On 1 July 2013, the merger was complete, with the combined company known as Penguin Random House add something

 

Marisha Pessl - Pessl's second novel, "Night Film", a psychological literary thriller about a New York investigative journalist looking into an apparent suicide of the daughter of a renowned filmmaker, was published by Random House on August 20, 2013

 

Julianne Moore - In November 2013, Moore signed a five-book deal with Random House publishers


2014

Kurt Vonnegut - In May 2014, Vonnegut's daughter Nanette Vonnegut published a book of her father's drawings entitled "Kurt Vonnegut Drawings" through Monacelli Press, a division of Random House


2015

On 16 March 2015, Random House revealed a new internship named, The Scheme add something


2018

In May 2018, Random House CEO Peter Olson stepped down and Bertelsmann replaced Olson with Marcus Dohle add something