A place for storytellers, broadcasters and entertainers. Entrepreneurs, inventors and explorers.
Our world is changing. Fast. This means that we work with a wide range of talent as we find new ways to tell our stories. And that’s where you come in. We want to hear from different voices and see from fresh perspectives.
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There are books you’d take to a desert island, and then there are those you power through in a day at the beach. Our breadth of publishing is reflected in our eight publishing divisions, based across our London offices.
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Penguin Random House Children’s
The first of a new kind of publisher – we have the brand and scale to create a home for all audiences and capture people’s attention with the stories, ideas and writing that matter.
The challenge isn’t digital. The challenge is how you tell people about the next great book. In a world where people’s choice in entertainment has exploded – the book industry is competing for a slice of people’s time.
Each part of our business has a place around the boardroom table.
From publishing, brand and digital to distribution, technology and finance – our senior team brings together some of the most trusted experts in their fields.
Cornerstone publishes books that connect with people. We love discovering new voices, unearthing stories and taking them to new audiences. When a book starts a conversation or tops the charts, we get excited because it means people out there are getting pleasure from what we do.
For us, it’s about using our enthusiasm and expertise to bring great storytelling on all kinds of subjects to as many people as possible.
No matter what we’re publishing – a new talent, a big brand name or a backlist gem – we aim to create books that matter to people.
Some of our authors: James Patterson, Tony Parsons, EL James, Katie Fforde, Harper Lee, Russell Brand, James Corden, Sathnam Sanghera and Azar Nafisi.
Responsible for an eclectic list of renowned, ground-breaking and bestselling titles, Ebury is the UK’s leading publisher of non-fiction books and non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random House UK.
We have also developed a reputation for highly commercial fiction.
It is through our imprints that we are able to publish the biggest names, newest talents and most exciting brands.
Some of our authors and brands: Caitlin Moran, Dan and Phil, Yotam Ottolenghi, Mary Berry, Rick Stein, George the Poet, David Attenborough, Doctor Who, Sheryl Sandberg and Richard Branson.
Michael Joseph specialises in women’s fiction, crime, thrillers, cookery, memoirs and lifestyle books. Many of our authors are, or soon will be, household names in the UK and around the world.
We publish some of the best authors in each field and bring their books to the widest possible audience. We take each author’s vision and turn it into a beautiful, desirable book for everyone to talk about.
Some of our authors: Jamie Oliver, Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, Giovanna Fletcher, Dawn French, Lesley Pearse, Sue Townsend, Conn Iggulden, Clive Cussler and Liane Moriarty.
At Penguin General we aim to publish good books that can be picked up and enjoyed by everyone. Our many readers, like our authors, stretch around the globe, and what unites both is an intelligent curiosity about the world around us, as well as a love of great storytelling.
Our aim as a division is closely aligned to that of Penguin’s founder, Allen Lane: to publish good books for everyone. We are a broad church for anyone who is culturally inquisitive.
Some of our authors: John le Carré , Nick Hornby, Emma Healey, Zadie Smith, Colm Tóibín, Ali Smith, Robert Macfarlane, Marina Lewycka, Antony Beevor and Simon Schama.
Penguin Press encompasses the celebrated imprints of Allen Lane, Penguin Classics, Particular Books and Pelican. We have published numerous international and UK bestsellers, 28 Nobel Prize winners and seven Pulitzer Prize winners.
Home to serious and ground-breaking non-fiction in hardback and paperback, plus the extended family of classic fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, we have established a reputation for books that bring new ideas to readers and represent the best in editorial and design standards.
Some of our authors: Keri Smith, Daniel Kahneman, Michael Lewis, Peter Hennessy, Ian Kershaw, Brian Cox, Niall Ferguson, Neil MacGregor, Carlo Rovelli and Owen Jones.
Penguin Random House Children’s
For every age and every stage, from baby to teen and all in between, we bring stories to life everywhere you look. Whether children meet our characters through our award-winning apps, hear from our heroes first on Soundcloud, or pick up a recommendation from one of our YouTube videos, we make sure everyone can find a way into the stories we know they’ll love for a lifetime.
We find new ways to tell the world’s favourite stories. We introduce everyone’s favourite childhood characters to each new generation using a fresh and innovative perspective. We also invest in brilliant debut stories and brands to discover incredible new talent.
Some of our authors and brands: Wimpy Kid, Peppa Pig, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Dennis the Menace, Zoella, John Green, Puffin Rock, Maurice Sendak and Jacqueline Wilson.
At Transworld, we publish a focused list of the UK’s best-loved fiction and non-fiction authors from big brand names to bestselling debuts with passion, energy, creativity and teamwork right across the company.
We pride ourselves on nurturing long-running relationships with our authors. As well as continuing to build the careers of our household names, we are always looking for new talent that we can take to the widest possible audience.
Some of our authors: Kate Atkinson, S.J. Watson, Bill Bryson, Terry Pratchett, Dan Brown, Sophie Kinsella, Tess Gerritsen, Rachel Joyce, Paula Hawkins and Lee Child.
VINTAGE publishes some of the greatest writers and thinkers from around the world and across the ages; writers who have invented new worlds and explored their own; who have captured imaginations and won dozens of prizes, from the Nobel and the Booker to the Pulitzer and beyond.
We are also famed for our beautiful, stylish design and brave innovation. We are comprised of nine imprints, each one as distinctive as our own past.
Some of our authors: Jeanette Winterson, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Yuval Harari, Philip Roth, Richard Flanagan, Nigella Lawson, Helen Macdonald and Anne Enright.