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2013-05-28 12:24:02

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA) announced today the launch of its first mobile bookstore: the Penguin Book Truck and the Penguin Book Pushcart. Inspired by the long tradition of the library book mobile and the recent popularity of food trucks, this mobile bookstore is the perfect way to bring authors and books directly to readers. The Penguin Book Truck and Penguin Book Pushcart will make their debut on May 30(th) at New York's Javits Center during the Book Expo...

2012-12-11 20:20:46

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff today announced that The Penguin Press will publish Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's DOUBLE DOWN: Game Change 2012 in fall 2013. Godoff made the deal with Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency and HBO has optioned the rights to the book. HBO's film "Game Change," based on the authors' book of the same name about the previous election, won five Emmy awards earlier this year and was one of the most viewed original movies in the network's history....

2012-02-21 08:52:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA) announced today that A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is the March pick for The Penguin Twitter Book Club. Penguin will lead regular discussions with book club members during the month of March. In early April, when the book club has finished reading A Discovery of Witches, the author Deborah Harkness will join the discussion in an hour-long live Twitter chat. The Penguin Twitter Book Club kicked off in...

2011-12-14 08:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA) announced today the release of its Holiday eSampler featuring excerpts from over 40 frontlist, backlist, and upcoming titles. Available for free wherever eBooks are sold, this collection provides readers with the opportunity to browse sample chapters of a variety of adult and young adult books across genres: from bestselling thrillers and critically-acclaimed literary fiction to award-winning nonfiction and classic literature. Each...

2010-11-10 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff, President and Publisher of The Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the acquisition of Sapphire's The Kid, the second novel by the bestselling author of Push. The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. The deal, for North American rights, was made between Godoff, who serves as editor, and Melanie Jackson of the Melanie Jackson Agency. Publication...

2006-03-07 18:53:00

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, famed for clouding the meaning of his words, signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a fierce bidding war. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can...

2006-03-07 18:10:12

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a bidding war for a book about his life and vision for the future. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can know,...

2006-03-07 17:29:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signed a deal on Tuesday to publish his memoirs with The Penguin Press, after a bidding war for a book about his life and vision for the future. "It is a singular honor for The Penguin Press to publish Alan Greenspan, who has spent his extraordinary career reckoning with how the world really works," Penguin President and Publisher Ann Godoff said in a statement. "His book will be about what we can know, what we can't...