What is Penguin Random House UK?

Posted by theministry on 25th February 2016

Discover more about our new partners Penguin Random House UK.

Back in 1925, Penguin founder Allen Lane published the first Penguin paperbacks after realising that few readers could afford quality books at hardback prices. The Penguin books cost sixpence (the same as a packet of cigarettes) and were sold in chain stores and tobacconists, available to everyone. In 2013, Penguin and Random House came together to form a global book publishing company.

Today, Penguin Random House UK have over 2,000 colleagues publishing books for all audiences covering fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, autobiographies and much more.

Read more about Penguin Random House’s history.

They say: “We believe that creativity matters to society. Creative people solve problems every day through invention and imagination. We all need to be more and more creative to tackle today’s challenges – at work, at home, at school and in our communities. However, we don’t all have an equal opportunity to meet our creative potential. This is called the creativity gap and it exists because of inequality in our society. Our mission is to help close this gap. This mission is rooted in our heritage.”

We couldn’t agree more and can’t wait to get to work with everyone at Penguin Random House UK.


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