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Archive for June, 2011

Random House and Politico announce partnership for instant digital book series on Election 2012

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., the largest English-language trade book publisher, announced today a new joint venture with POLITICO, the leading source for political news, to publish a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 Presidential Election. Read the full press release here.

The Random House Publishing Group Is Reviving Loveswept

Friday, June 24th, 2011

The Random House Publishing Group, part of Random House Inc., is reviving its former Bantam Books-originated Loveswept imprint, a groundbreaking romance publishing line of the eighties and nineties, which helped launch the careers of such bestselling authors as Sandra Brown, Suzanne Brockmann, Janet Evanovich, Tami Hoag, Iris Johansen, and Kay Hooper. The 2011 Loveswept publishing program will be a digital-exclusive imprint, comprised of original, newly written e-books, as well as beloved Ballantine Bantam Dell romances and classic Loveswept titles. In addition to Loveswept, Random House will launch a new website, RomanceAtRandom, hosted by Sue Grimshaw. Read the full press release here.

Janet Evanovich First-Day Sales: Smokin’!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Sales for Janet Evanovich, one of the world’s biggest-selling novelists, more than lived up to the title of her new book, Smokin’ Seventeen. Combined first-day sales of print, audio, and digital reached 218,000 books sold, it was announced by Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of The Random House Publishing Group, whose Bantam Books imprint published the book on Tuesday, June 21.  “Even by the high standards Janet has set as one of the bestselling authors of our time, her first-day sales for Smokin’ Seventeen have exceeded all of our expectations,” said Centrello.

Téa Obreht wins the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for THE TIGER’S WIFE

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Congratulations to Téa Obreht for winning the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for The Tiger’s Wife. At the age of twenty-five, she’s the youngest author to do so in the history of the prize. Read more here.