San Diego’s Local KPBS Television Broadcasting has led the One Book, One San Diego program for the last 11 years. Each year, one book is chosen among the countless others nominated across the region. By choosing this “one book,” OBOSD’s goal is bring the community of San Diego together by taking part in discussions centered […]
Karin Tidbeck is a science-fiction and fantasy author, born in Stockholm, Sweden. Her latest novel, Amatka, focuses on a colonized alien-planet where the physical use of words plays an integral part in the shaping and maintaining of the world. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I sat down with her at the Penguin Random House […]
Every year, Random house holds a Creative Writing Contest for NYC High School Seniors. Among the categories, graphic novels. Rules for entry in the link. The context is for NYC high school seniors only. But Friday is the deadline! if you were on the fence get it together. Literary compositions are judged by their technical […]
Some of the biggest stars at Comic-Con aren’t even on the CW. These stars write these book things, and you may want to see them or get them to sign your all time favorite book. At various times at the Random House/Ballantine/Del Rey booth you’ll find George R.R. Martin, Diane Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Robin Hobb, […]
Richard McGuire’s Here is a comics story originally published in RAW Magazine that used the comics form to dizzying effect, jumping from the dawn of time to the end of time using one specific location. It’s been anthologized many times, but but Random House is giving us all the HEre we could want with this […]
Four titles, from Random House! Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist. Ask me anything!
As rumored last week, two major publishing companies Random House and Penguin have merged, creating one big Franken-publisher that will control 25% of the book market. Random House is the biggest publisher in the business, and is owned by German conglomerate Bertelsmann. Penguin is owned by British parent Pearson. The move is part of the […]
I hope this has been worth the wait! Here are the independent publishers Random House distributes, and there are some lesser known (but quite good) titles here!
This season’s graphic novel offerings from Random House!
Ah… Memorial Day approaches, and with it, summer vacation. Day after day of nothing which must be done, but full of possibilities! Maybe an escape to the air-conditioned refuge of your local library. Perhaps a day spent on the porch, sipping something cold and sinful (I prefer Brown Cows, served in a large ice tea glass). Or maybe hiding away up in a hayloft, or deep in a cool root cellar, where no one can find you. Whatever your preference, there’s nothing like a good book to make you forget the world around you. Below are some suggestions for your summer reading pleasures. (And if you need a nap to avoid the afternoon heat, give your kids something to read. It’ll keep them quiet long enough for you to recharge your batteries.)