On the 1st of July 2013, Penguin Random House became the first truly global trade book publisher. Unifying two of the most famous names in publishing (Penguin Books and Random House), the Penguin Random House stable of writers now includes more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world's most widely read and best-loved authors. It employs over 10,500 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent, imprints and publishing houses, who collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually.
Penguin Books publishes in all formats and in a number of imprints, and its publishing covers a very broad range of subjects for both adults and children. Its imprints are recognisable each in its own right - Alastair Sawday, Allen Lane, Alpha, Avery, BBC Children's, Brady Games, Dorling Kindersley, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Particular Books, Portfolio, Puffin, Quadrille, Razorbill, Rough Guides, Sunbird, Viking, Warne.
Random House Struik's local publishing, which promotes books written in both English and Afrikaans, is underpinned by Struik's 51-year heritage, publishing under the Struik Lifestyle, Struik Nature, Struik Travel & Heritage, Fernwood Press and Zebra Press non-fiction imprints and the Umuzi fiction imprint.
The Random House Group balances this local publishing strength through its many diverse and highly respected imprints, providing Random House Struik with internationally acclaimed authors such as James Patterson, Ian McEwan, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Bill Bryson, Richard Branson, Andy McNab, Terry Pratchett, Lee Child, Robert Harris, Dan Brown, Mark Haddon and Jacqueline Wilson. The Group is also the international publisher of lauded South African writers such as J M Coetzee and André Brink, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Random House Struik and Penguin Books South Africa are now operating as Penguin Random House South Africa.
Please visit www.randomstruik.co.za and www.penguinbooks.co.za for more information.