Tagline: Bringing you the best in fiction, nonfiction & children`s books
random house - the largest and, perhaps, the most famous publishing house in the world that produces books in English. Publishing the most diverse literature in style, the company aims to combine serious and popular literature, entertaining readers and enlightening them at the same time. The motto of Random House: "Bringing you the best in fiction, nonfiction & children`s books" - "We provide you with the best of fiction, nonfiction and children's books" emphasizes the high standard of the publishing house and the versatility of directions. The publishing house strives to use every opportunity to meet with the reader. Books are published not only in paperbacks, but also in electronic form. The audience is also diverse - it includes both adult readers, and youth, and the smallest.
In addition, Random House is also a kind of “brand for authors”, ensuring and defending their rights at the highest level, to be published in random house extremely honorable and beneficial for the author, both beginner and famous. Here are just a few of the authors who publish at Random House: Dan Brown, Bill Clinton, E.L. EL Doctorow, Al Gore, John Grisham, John Irving, Truman Capote, Eugene O'Neill, Dean Koontz , Orhan Pamuk, Danielle Steel, John Updike, Gore Vidal, Barack Obama. More than fifty authors published in random house received the Nobel Prize, and in terms of the number of other awards received by its authors, the publishing house is far ahead of its competitors.
The history of the publishing house began in 1925, when Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two New Yorkers who were not yet thirty, bought the publishing house. The Modern Libraryrepublishing classics, two years later, realizing the need to expand the scope of activities, the owners of the publishing house gave rise to the Random House trademark, as we know it now. According to Kerf “We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random”. From this thought, a huge enterprise was born and, in fact, the name of this enterprise: "random" - "random, selective, made at random." The company's logo was drawn by artist friend Rockwell Kent, who also illustrated early editions of Random House. Successful for the publishing house were the ideas of publishing children's books in the 30s, famous and authoritative dictionaries to this day such as Random House Webster´s College Dictionary in the 40s. Fame and well-deserved authority to the publishing house, at the very beginning of its existence, was brought by activities to protect copyrights and freedom of speech, in particular, the protection in the US court of the right to publish "Ulysses" by James Joyce.
The history of Random House since its inception consists of the acquisition of small companies, infusion into larger corporations, branches, successful conquest of new markets, new countries, new readers. Since 1998, the publishing house has been part of the largest German media corporation in the world. Bertelsmann AG. The process of absorption and conglomeration, which affected almost the entire publishing world, also affected random house. It is impossible to unequivocally assess the consequences of such a merger: it is believed that, absorbed by the huge multinational corporation of the entertainment industry, the publishing house has lost some of its authority, giving preference to bestsellers, rather than the so-called serious literature, but, on the other hand, such a merger provides new opportunities for distribution of information, effective work of all divisions of the publishing business, involving all the resources of the corporation.
For today random house is a huge publishing machine, with many divisions and branches, releasing bestseller after bestseller, which has grown to a gigantic scale, let's hope that in the pursuit of profit the company will not lose all its former authority and love of grateful authors and readers and confidently walk the thin line between profit and good literature.