Random House

  • Chiki Sarkar to head publishing at Penguin Random House India 20-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, currently Publisher at Penguin Books India, has been appointed as Publisher, Penguin Random House India with overall responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages. Milee Ashwarya and Meru Gokhale have both been appointed to the role of Publishing Director, Penguin...
  • Sales of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy reach 100 million mark 06-03-2014 10:46 AM

    The Fifty Shades trilogy, written by EL James, who shot to fame because of her fan fiction writing, is now celebrating double milestones. The trilogy has officially sold a hundred million copies worldwide, and has also seen its hundredth week on the New York Times Bestsellers list. According to Random...
  • Betsy Woodman's simple writing makes the reader love the book 12-11-2013 05:44 PM

    I had read Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes, the first book by the author of the Jana Bibi's Adventure series and it was an impressing piece of work. I have been telling this to a lot of people lately that Betsy Woodman's writing has a certain sense of calmness which leaves...
  • A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid is a brilliant debut 12-11-2013 05:27 PM

    September was a very good month in terms of reading. More because I read some of the finest books that I have read so far and A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid is definitely one of them. With a very intriguing and heart-warming cover, this book again came with...
  • 'The Blood Telegram,' a powerful statement on American hypocrisy 16-10-2013 12:01 PM

    Apart from the local leaders, who played a pivotal role in the liberation of Bangladesh? The obvious answer is the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. Who else? According Gary J Bass' compelling book 'The Blood Telegram' - Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide' , Indira Gandhi's Principal advisor...
  • Ravi Subramanian proves Penguin's popular fiction strategy: acquire established bestelling authors 26-09-2013 11:25 AM

    With the publication of Ravi Subramanian's fifth novel Bankerupt, Penguin Random House India's commercial strategy is becoming increasingly evident. In July this year, Penguin took away the bestselling Subramanian from Rupa, where his first four novels Devil In Pinstripes, The Incredible Banker, If God Was A Banker, and The Bankster...
  • Book extract: Happy Birthday by Meghna Pant 17-09-2013 05:54 PM

    Happy Birthday! is a celebration of the complex, mysterious inner lives of our fellow human beings, by the award-winning novelist Meghna Pant. The book is about a dedicated friend who undertakes one last labour of love for a childless woman. Nadia - married into money - finds herself facing uncomfortable...
  • Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra's tale of 'How Not to Make Money' 03-09-2013 12:20 PM

    Rajasthan Royals' co-owner, Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra who was recently surrounded by the IPL spot-fixing controversy is set to make his literary debut. Raj Kundra's debut novel, 'How Not To Make Money' is set to be published in October 2013 by Random House India. A gripping thriller based on...
  • Extract: The Professional by Ashok Ferrey 20-08-2013 11:48 AM

    The Professional by Ashok Ferrey is an exploration of the nature and meaning of love; of time, its circularity and its irreversibility; and the plain damned unreliability of what we call memory. Here's an extract from the book: The old man woke up in the middle of the night to...
  • Extract: A Cool Dark Place by Supriya Dravid 19-08-2013 06:59 PM

    A mother daughter bond formed in the afterlife, memories stored in Ziploc bags and the horrific struggle to piece together a past that's been through the shredder A Cool, Dark Place is all of these plus the unsettling realization that ones life was ghost-written by two drunks. Here's an extract...
  • 'Hitched' of arranged marriage and the modern woman 05-08-2013 06:39 PM

    Arranged Marriages are dicey. It takes a lot to make them happen and with times changing, the concept of arranged marriages has also changed a lot. What is much needed today is a step-by-step guide on arranged marriages that combines humour and sensitivity. Random House India launches Nandini Krishna's book,...
  • Penguin Random House merger, Gaurav Shrinagesh named India CEO 01-07-2013 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Publishing giants Penguin and Random House formally merged today and Gaurav Shrinagesh will be the head of India operations as the new global team executive was announced. Shrinagesh, previously managing director of Random House India, will be CEO of Penguin Random House India. The global senior executive team...
  • Every entrepreneur should read Dhandha 01-07-2013 05:54 PM

    I like reading about entrepreneurs. There is so much to learn from their experiences. I have read all the books by Rashmi Bansal because they were about entrepreneurs and their first hand experience about setting up their businesses and I think I will end up reading all the books by...
  • Story behind how Gujaratis do business 30-05-2013 01:03 PM

    Dhandha, meaning business, is a term often used in common trade parlance in India. But there is no other community that fully embodies what the term stands for than the Gujaratis. Innately businessminded and highly persevering, their entrepreneurial spirit has led them to taste enviable success in their chosen fields....
  • Legacy is a book that forces you to introspect 01-05-2013 08:46 PM

    The relationship between a parent and a child cannot be explained in words. It is much more than that. A parent is a child's first friend, teacher, guide and motivator. At times, we think that the upbringing of children of rich and successful people is far different from that of...
  • Excerpt: Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories 30-10-2012 06:29 PM

    Boats on Land looks at India's northeast 'uniquely' and its people against a larger historical canvas - the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, conversions to Christianity, and the missionaries. The Boats on Land quietly captures our fragile, awkward place in the world. Written by Janice Pariat,...
  • Pearson confirms Penguin and Random House merger 29-10-2012 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Pearson and Bertelsmann agree consumer publishing partnership: Penguin and Random House to combine, creating the world's leading trade publisher. Pearson has confirmed publishing firm Random House is to merge with its venerable book seller Penguin. The confirmation came in as Pearson put an announcement on their official website....
  • Pearson in talks over Penguin-Random House merger 26-10-2012 10:01 AM

    London: British publishing and education company Pearson PLC says it is in talks with German media group Bertelsmann SE over merging the firms' Penguin and Random House publishing operations. Pearson said on Thursday it "is discussing with Bertelsmann a possible combination of Penguin and Random House" but added that there...
  • Indian publishers get new top editors 04-07-2011 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: The revolving doors at Indias English-language publishing companies are finally slowing down. A frenetic round of changes at the top or just below is almost over in terms of appointments and announcements. Penguin India, Random House India and Pan-Macmillan all have new editorial heads now. At Random House...
  • Penguin India appoints Chiki Sarkar as publisher 27-05-2011 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, the former editor in chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India, the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent. Sarkar has worked with best-selling authors including Jhumpa Lahiri, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Mohammed Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Rujuta Diwekar. Before...