Company History

Penguin and Random House came together in 2013 to form the world’s first truly global book publishing company. Our purpose is to capture the attention of the world for the stories, ideas and writing that matter.

We seek out and champion diverse author voices and bring their stories to readers everywhere.

Our readers’ tastes are constantly changing: they are engaging with information in new and exciting ways. So we constantly think about the best means to share a story.

Our job is to lead the field, creating formats that bring ideas and stories to life in compelling and contemporary ways. From traditional printed books, ebooks and audio books to interactive apps, blockbuster films, TV shows, radio, theatre productions, live events and social media, the list is as vast as our imagination. Our books shape the broader cultural life of our society.

Penguin Random House is the place where people who love books, ideas and writing can do the best work of their lives. Creativity drives everything we do. Whether it’s through the stories we publish or the way we do business; it is at our heart.

That’s why we are working hard to help close the creativity gap and give young people across the UK opportunities to reach their creative potential.