I hope everyone in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving and has had the chance to recover from the inevitable turkey-induced coma.
Thanksgiving week is always a bit of a weird week for publishing. Even in normal years, most places were closed Thursday through Sunday. This year is definitely NOT normal. Not only did not much get posted to NetGalley and Edelweiss, but it was announced that the “Big 5” publishers, that once upon a time in the past decade were the “Big 6” are about to become the “Big 4” – or possibly Snow White (Penguin Random House + S&S) and the remaining three dwarves (Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette) depending on how you look at it. The biggest publisher, Penguin Random House, is buying the former number 4 publisher, Simon and Schuster. It is unknown as yet just how many imprints, how many employees, and how many authors are going to be affected. The answer is probably the same for all three — LOTS.
I’m also wondering if the resulting conglomerate is going to change its name again. “Penguin Random Simon House” does not exactly fall trippingly off the tongue, but then I still think that they wasted an opportunity in the earlier merger by not calling themselves “Random Penguin”. The memes would have been AWESOME!
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
The Jasmine Throne (Burning Kingdoms #1) by Tasha Suri
Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson
Mission: Her Justice (Team 52 #8) by Anna Hackett
The Nations (Nations #1) by Ken Farmer and Buck Stienke
Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams
The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen
Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
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I totally agree they should have gone with Random Penguin. Random Penguin, A Random Penguin Named Schuster could work
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I live in hope that eventually they’ll at least name a children’s imprint “Random Penguin”.
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I also have A Dark and Secret Place. Sounds sooo good! Will start reading early in the new year.
We had quite a few publishing houses that closed this year in South Africa. Very sad indeed.
Have a wonderful week and take care!
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I wanted Random Penguin! That would have been awesome. Missed opportunity! I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week!
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