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Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world. Random House was founded in by Americans Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer , two years after they acquired the Modern Library imprint from publisher Horace Liveright, which reprints classic works of literature. Cerf is quoted as saying, "We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random," which suggested the name Random House. Ulysses really launched Random House. Random House grew into a formidable publisher over the next two decades. Random House entered reference publishing in with the American College Dictionary , which was followed in by its first unabridged dictionary. American publishers Alfred A.
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A dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age—an epic tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, by Booker Prize—winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie. See below to find books of every kind. Browse Genres. The Testaments. Margaret Atwood. Salman Rushdie.
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing company in the United States, is merging two of its most prestigious publishing lines, Random House and the Crown Publishing Group. The new joint division will be lead by Gina Centrello, currently the president and publisher of Random House. The merger comes at a moment when big publishing houses are trying to adapt to the shift toward online retail and marketing. In recent years, several big publishing houses have been adding imprints, acquiring smaller publishing companies and getting larger to stay competitive. The move to consolidate and streamline its vast operation, while unexpected, is not surprising.
Please note that the links below are for Random House. For a list of Penguin publishers click here. The company comprises many publishing groups and their imprints, which publish fiction and nonfiction, both original and reprints, by some of the foremost and most popular writers of our time. The Crown Publishing Group originated in and is known today for the broad scope of its publishing program and its singular market responsiveness, qualities that are reflected in its savvy selection of authors and books and in its aggressive efforts to market them. Alfred A. Knopf was founded in and has long been known as a publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction. The company assumed the name Random House two years later, in , when Cerf and Klopfer decided to publish a few books on the side, "at random.