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Random House is a publishing division of Bertelsmann AG. 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.


Its imprints currently include the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Chatto and Windus, the Crown Publishing Group, the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, Ebury Press, the Knopf Publishing Group, the Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House Children's Books, the Random House Diversified Publishing Group, the Random House Information Group, the Random House Ballantine Publishing Group, and Random House Ventures. It also has a division called Del Rey Manga, which publishes manga in English in North America


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.


One of its major competitors in Germany is the Holtzbrinck Group.


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Random House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (499 words)
Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City.
Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the American College Dictionary, which was followed in 1966 by its first unabridged dictionary.
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.
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Random House Children's Books is one of America's foremost publishers of quality literature for pre-school children through young adult readers in all formats from board books to picture books to novels.
Random House Ventures, launched in 2000, focuses on companies which have strong content, channel, or IP positions and which operate at the intersection of publishing and technology.
Random House, Inc. is a publishing market leader in 12 countries around the world, and publishes more than 10,000 new adult and children's titles annually in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, audio, and electronic formats.
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