Penguin Random House ( PRH) is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House (owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) and Penguin Group (owned by British publishing company Pearson plc). 
As of 2013, Penguin Random House employed about 10,000 people globally and published 15,000 titles annually under its 250 divisions and imprints. These titles include fiction and nonfiction for adults and children in both print and digital.
Penguin Random House comprises Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, and India; Penguin in Brazil, Asia and South Africa;
Dorling Kindersley worldwide; and Random House's companies in Spain, Hispanic America, and Germany. 
Penguin Random House Tower New York 2005
Penguin Random House was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of a £2.4 billion merger between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies,
Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann and Pearson, the parent companies, owning 53% and 47%, respectively.  The creation of the company has been referred to as the publishing industry's response to the increasing dominance of  Amazon.com in the book market. Markus Dohle was named CEO of the new company which had more than 10,000 employees around the world with 250 imprints and publishing houses and a publishing list of over 15,000 new titles a year. 
PRH relaunched Book Country, Penguin's online unit, in July 2013.
In September 2014,
Random House Studio signed a first look production deal with Universal Pictures, under which Random House would be the producer of films based on Penguin Random House books. The Universal subsidiary Focus Features will closely collaborate with Random House Films. Having previously spearheaded the creation process of  animation, Richard Haines is heading PRH Children's TV development strategy with the assistance of licensing, publishing, and TV development executive Emily Campan. Haines would report to PRH Children's managing director, Francesca Dow. Puffin Rock
In November 2015, Pearson announced that it will be rebranding and completely focusing on its education division. It was predicted that Pearson would sell its share in Penguin Random House. Pearson CEO
John Fallon estimated that the company would wait until at least 2017.
In July 2017, Pearson agreed to sell a 22% stake in the business to Bertelsmann, thereby retaining a 25% holding.
In June 2014 Penguin Random House unveiled a new logo designed by Michael Beirut of Pentagram. The logo is a simple serif font with the words Penguin Random House bookended by orange (as a tribute to the original colors of Penguin). For the 250 or so imprints this design would display their traditional logo image to the left of the Penguin Random House words. The logo was introduced in an animated video showcasing various imprints.
Divisions and imprints
DK (Dorling Kindersley) was founded in London in 1974 and is a reference publisher focusing on non-fiction for adults and children.
As of 2015 DK also has official publishing relationships with
Angry Birds, Lego, Marvel, and . Star Wars
Crown Publishing Group
Crown Publishing was founded in 1933 as the Outlet Book Company, a remainder house, and is now a publisher of fiction and narrative non-fiction.
Amphoto Books, publishes photography books
Broadway Books, founded in 1996 as part of Bantam Doubleday Dell and is now the paperback imprint of Crown Clarkson Potter, produces cookbooks, illustrated gift books, and journals
Crown Archetype, hardcover publisher of pop-culture titles
Crown Business, publishes business-related content
Crown Forum, publishes political discourse
Harmony Books, publishes self-help titles
Hogarth Press, partnership between Crown in the U.S. and Windus in the U.K. Convergent, Image Catholic Books (Doubleday Religion), Waterbrook & Multnomah publish Christian non-fiction and fiction titles
Pam Krauss Books, founded in 1915 and publishes culinary, food, and lifestyle related titles
Rodale Books Ten Speed Press, joined Crown in 2009 as a West Coast publisher of nonfiction and gift titles
Tim Duggan Books, founded in 2014
Watson-Guptill, publishes illustrated art books as part of Ten Speed Press 
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Titles under Alfred A. Knopf have won 58
Pulitzers as well as Nobel and National Book Awards.
Doubleday, publisher of commercial, literary, and serious nonfiction founded in 1897
Pantheon, founded in 1942 by Kurt Wolff
Schocken, publisher of Judaica, became a part of Random House in 1945
Vintage Books, trade paperback publisher founded by Alfred A. Knopf in 1954 Anchor Books, publisher of history, science, women's studies, sociology and fiction
Vintage Español, Spanish-language publisher in the United States, founded in 1994 by Alfred A. Knopf
Black Lizard, also known as Vintage Crime, publisher of crime fiction, acquired by Random House in 1990 Nan A. Talese, literary imprint formed in 1990 to house authors published by editor
Nan A. Talese Everyman's Library, a series of reprinted classic literature currently published in hardback  
Penguin Publishing Group
Avery, publisher of nonfiction and lifestyle books founded in 1974
Berkley Publishing Group/ New American Library, contain several imprints including Jove, Signet, Ace, Roc, Sensation, and Caliber
DAW, publisher of science fiction and fantasy
Dutton, small boutique fiction and non-fiction publisher of about 40 books per year
Putnam, publisher founded in 1838 Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, established in 2010 as a boutique publisher of VP Pamela Dorman
Penguin, established in the 1930s as a publisher of mass market paperbacks; houses Penguin Books, Penguin Classics, and most recently Penguin Press Perigee, originally the trade paperback imprint for G.P. Putnam's Sons; publishes prescriptive non-fiction, self-help and how-to books
Plume, trade paperback imprint with a focus on multi-cultural and LGBT publishing
Portfolio, founded in 2001 as a business imprint
Riverhead, publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction founded in 1994
Sentinel, founded in 2003 as a conservative imprint
Tarcher Perigee, publisher of mind, body, and spiritualism titles Viking Press, founded in 1925 and publishes both fiction and non-fiction titles 
Penguin Young Readers Group
Penguin Young Readers Group is a division devoted to books for young readers and young adults.
Dial Books for Young Readers, publishes about 70 hardcover children's books per year
Firebird, publishes young adult science fiction and fantasy
Frederick Warne, publisher founded in 1865 that develops brands based on classic children's literature such as Peter Rabbit G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, publisher of picture books
Grosset & Dunlap, publisher of paperback series, leveled readers, nonfiction, brands, and licenses for ages 0-12 Kathy Dawson Books, launched in 2014 by publisher Kathy Dawson to publish hardcover middle-grade and YA fiction
Ladybird Books, publishes books for toddlers Nancy Paulsen Books, launched in 2011 by publisher Nancy Paulsen to publish picture books
Price Stern Sloan (PSS!), founded to publish the Mad Libs books in the 1960s, expanded to publish additional children's, novelty, and humor titles
Puffin Books, publishes books for young readers in various formats Razorbill, publishes middle grade and young adult books
Speak, launched in 2002 to publish classic and new young adult fiction
Viking, publishes books for young readers 
Random House Publishing Group
Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 to publish fiction and nonfiction hardcover and paperback titles
Bantam Books, originally a publisher of mass-market reprints; currently publishes fiction and nonfiction in all formats
Delacorte Press, founded in 1921 as a publisher of pulp magazines, detective stories, and movie articles, has expanded to publish original fiction in all formats
Del Rey Books, branch of Ballantine Books that focuses on science fiction and fantasy titles
The Dial Press, literary publisher
Modern Library, publisher of American and international classics founded by Boni & Liveright Random House, originally founded in 1927 by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, and publishes fiction
Random House Value
Spiegel & Grau Alibi, Flirt, Hydra, and Loveswept, publish e-originals in genre fiction 
Random House Children's Books
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, publisher of
board books, picture books, novels and non-fiction Crown Books for Young Readers
Random House Books for Young Readers, publisher of
Dr.Seuss, Babar, Magic Tree House series, Junie B. Jones, and Step Into Reading
Little Golden Books, picture book, novelty, and activity book publisher launched in 1942 Schwartz and Wade, launched in 2005 and directed by Anne Schwartz and Lee Wade
Wendy Lamb Books, publisher of middle-grade and young adult fiction launched in 2002
Ember, publishes young adult and middle grade trade paperbacks, such as titles by Judy Blume and Dana Reinhardt
Bluefire, fantasy imprint for middle grade and young adult readers
Dragonfly, publishes paperback picture books
Yearling Books, publishes middle grade paperbacks
Laurel-Leaf, publishes young adult literature in a mass-market format
The Princeton Review, publishes print and digital test prep materials
Sylvan Learning, publishes workbooks and study aids.   Little Tiger Press, British publisher 
PRH Digital Publishing Group
Companhia das Letras (70%; Brazil)
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Group (UK)
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (Spain/Portugal/Latin America)
Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House New Zealand
Penguin Random House of Canada
Penguin Random House Struik (South Africa)
Verlagsgruppe Penguin Random House 
PRH Publisher Services
Handling distribution and marketing for
Shambhala Publications, National Geographic Books, Wizards of the Coast, Vertical Inc., New York Review Books, Titan Books, Other Press, Kodansha Manga, North Atlantic Books, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics among others.
Book Country is a subsidiary online writing and publishing community.
Book Country was launched in April 2011 with a focus on romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy.
In July 2013, Book Country relaunched with online writing workshops in over sixty literary categories, including
literary fiction, memoir, and women's fiction. As of September 2013, the site had over 10,000 members. 
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