Authors and Agents

Bring your stories and ideas to life with Penguin Random House

Publishing is a team effort. There are many steps between initial manuscript and the finished book you see on a shelf, and the whole process can take up to two years.

Our team of the publishing industry’s top experts is committed to supporting you every step of the way.


Agents are crucial in helping us find our next authors. We value these relationships and the ideas that agents bring to publishing.

You’re our first point of contact and we communicate with you directly, keeping you up to date with the publishing process, managing rights and providing tools to allow you to track your authors’ sales.

We know that you’re busy, so we work with you in the most efficient, effective and friendly way to get the job done.


From the moment you submit your manuscript to the day when you hold your book for the first time, we are right beside you.

We nurture your talent, connect you with readers across a spectrum of platforms - from print and audio to digital and TV - help you to establish your personal brand and protect your copyright.

We support you with a team of experts and advise you at every stage of the publishing process.

You are paired with an editor who takes you through the steps of completing your book. Our designers bring your story to life visually. Our publicity teams guide you through public appearances and our sales and distribution teams ensure your book is sold by a broad range of retailers around the world.

Together, we work constantly to bring your ideas to life and make your book a success.


We’ve launched WriteNow to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves.

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