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Random House, US

Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. It was founded in 1927 by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, two years after they had acquired the Modern Library imprint. Cerf is quoted as saying, "We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random," which suggested the name Random House. German media conglomerate Bertelsmann acquired it amid controversy in 1998. [1] A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Bennett Cerf on Whats My Line?, 1962 Bennett Alfred Cerf (May 25, 1898 - August 27, 1971) was a publisher and co-founder of Random House, also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about imprints in publishing. ... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ...


Its American imprints currently include the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, the Crown Publishing Group, the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, the Knopf Publishing Group, the Random House Audio Publishing Group, the Random House Diversified Publishing Group, the Random House Information Group, the Random House Ballantine Publishing Group, and Random House Ventures. Del Rey Manga publishes English manga in North America. The Crown Publishing Group is a subsidiary of Random House, the worlds largest English-language general trade book publisher. ... Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. ... Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ... Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ... Del Rays Logo Del Rey Manga is the manga-publishing imprint of Del Rey Books, a branch of Ballantine Books, which in turn is part of Random House, the publishing division of Bertelsmann. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Original manga” redirects here. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the American College Dictionary, which was followed in 1966 by its first unabridged dictionary. Today it publishes the Random House Webster's Unabridged and Random House Webster's College dictionaries, probably the main competitors for Merriam-Webster reference titles. Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dictionary (disambiguation). ... The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged was the original name of a large American dictionary, first published in 1966, and recently renamed the Random House Websters Unabridged Dictionary. ... Merriam-Webster, originally known as the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, is a United States company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries that are descendants of Noah Websters An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828). ...


The distinguished American publishers Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and Pantheon Books were acquired by Random House in 1960 and 1961, respectively; works continue to be published under these imprints with editorial independence, such as Everyman's Library, a series of classical literature reprints. Random House has been the distributor for Shambhala Publications since 1974. Within the last year, they have begun distributing Rizzoli Books, National Geographic Books, Steerforth Press, Wizards of the Coast, Vertical Books, Welcome Books, Taunton Press, New York Review of Books and Rugged Land. Colophon of the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. ... Pantheon Books was an American publishing company that was acquired by Random House in 1961. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Everymans Library is a series of reprinted classic literature currently published by Alfred A. Knopf (a division of Random House) in the United States, and Weidenfeld and Nicolson in the United Kingdom. ... Shambhala Publications is a publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


The publisher's main U.S. office is located at 1745 Broadway in Manhattan, in a 684-foot tower completed in 2003 and spanning the entire west side of the block between West 55th Street and west 56th. Its lobby showcases floor-to-ceiling glassed-in bookcases filled with books published by the company's many imprints. A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


Random House, UK

In the United Kingdom, the Random House Group Limited comprises four divisions with different publishing remits: Random House, Transworld, Ebury Publishing and Random House Children's Books. Its imprints include Jonathan Cape, Harvill Secker, Chatto and Windus, Vintage together with Vintage Classics, Pimlico, Yellow Jersey, Century, Willian Heinemann, Hutchinson, Arrow, Random House Audio Books, Random House Business Books, Ebury Press, Vermilion, Rider, Bantam Press, Doubleday, Corgi, Black Swan, Fodor, Time Out, WaterBrook Press and Mainstream. Ebury Publishing is a division of the Random House Group Ltd, Ebury Publishing is a leading publisher of general non-fiction books in the UK. Under its umbrella are the imprints BBC Books, Ebury Press, Rider, Time Out and Vermillion - each with their own, distinct identity and specialist areas of... Jonathan Cape has been since 1987 an imprint of Random House. ... Chatto and Windus has been, since 1987, an imprint of Random House, the publishers. ... Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home for its authors. ... Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865), 2007 Vintage Classics paperback edition Middlemarch (1871), 2007 Vintage Classics paperback edition Vintage Classics is part of the Vintage imprint, which is itself a part of Random House Publishers. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... Vermilion, also spelled vermillion, when found naturally-occurring, is an opaque reddish orange pigment, used since antiquity, originally derived from the powdered mineral cinnabar. ... A rider can refer to: Look up rider in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Time-out can mean: sport time-out, a break in play that may be called by a side to formulate strategy or respond to an players injury. ...


It also owns Tanoshimi, which publishes English manga in the United Kingdom and Ireland. One imprint in the Random House Children's Books division is Dell Laurel-Leaf Books, which publishes young adult novels. The name is a carryover from Dell Publishing, formerly a separate company from Random House. Other subsidiaries include Mandarin Publishing, which focuses on titles in speculative fiction. Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Original manga” redirects here. ... Young adult (YA) literature is literature written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents. ... Dell Publishing was an American publisher of books, magazines, and comic books. ... Speculative fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The UK Random House offices are based in Pimlico and Ealing, both in London. Pimlico is a small area of central London in the City of Westminster that is primarily residential and well known for its collection of small hotels. ... , Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ...


Imprints

Random House Logo Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... BBC Books is the book publishing division of BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Rider is a publishing imprint of Random House. ... Time-out can mean: sport time-out, a break in play that may be called by a side to formulate strategy or respond to an players injury. ... Villard is a publishing imprint of Random House. ... Chatto and Windus has been, since 1987, an imprint of Random House, the publishers. ... Xlibris is a Philadelphia-based self-publishing and on-demand printing services provider. ... Del Rey Books is a branch of Ballantine Books, which is owned by Random House. ... Del Rays Logo Del Rey Manga is the manga-publishing imprint of Del Rey Books, a branch of Ballantine Books, which in turn is part of Random House, the publishing division of Bertelsmann. ... Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ...

See also

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