Talk:Random House

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Stock Market[edit]

Is this company publicly owned? Do they sell shares of the company oon the stock market? Thelordnyax (talk) 02:24, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Random House did go public back in 1959--it was one of the first publishers to do so. It is currently owned by Bertlesmann. Jaldous1 (talk) 21:03, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

nonword in article[edit]

"Random House entered reference aneeq ... " -- none of the definitions of "aneeq" I have found make sense in this context. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:02, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

When is our viewpoint?[edit]

"Within the last year, they have begun distributing..." This construction only makes sense if one knows when the article was written. -- Shunn 15 August 2006

Interview with Chris Cerf, questions wanted[edit]

Got a question for Chris Cerf? He was the senior editor at Random House for eight years, and is son of Bennett Cerf. Post your questions before 25 April 2005. -- Zanimum 18:11, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

dan brown[edit]

i think that Dan Brown is so important for Ran.House and he is not listed here

Should we list everybody who has three books out? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Two or one?[edit]

Are these two companies? Or is it one company with two (geographical) divisions? This should be made clear in the (to be written) lead section. I am afraid I can not do this, I know zilch of publishing, and even less of companies. Pepve 17:47, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I, too, am experiencing difficulty with this. While searching for references to confirm how Gramercy fits in with Random House, I came across their Copyright & Permissions webpage, and it was here I found confirmation as whether Gramercy is one of their publishers. I've edited the relevant section of the main article to reflect this, which is appropriate as Gramercy is also listed on the disambiguation page as being part of Random House, Inc., though not previously appearing anywhere in the main article. Here's how I found it...
... Go to the main Random House website. At the very, very top of the page is displayed "Random House Inc. | More Sites +". Click on the plus-box for More Sites, and select "See all here" from under the heading Our Publishers. You have now switched from Random House Inc.'s .com site to their .biz site, and can find Gramercy Books listed under Random House Value Publishing.
Christopher, Salem, OR (talk) 06:10, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Needs more history[edit]

The article needs a bit more history, particularly with respect to the (relatively) recent reorganization which put all of Bertelsmann's English-language publishing under the Random House umbrella. The previous structure was more closely reflective of the way in which the publishers had merged. 121a0012 (talk) 05:58, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

What about separating out the history from the "Random House US" section, so the structure would look more like "history and founding, "Random House US, (with a list of imprints and info about location)," "Random house in other locations," "List of subsidiaries"? -- phoebe / (talk) 19:08, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Random House Goes Green[edit]

I cut this from the main text as it is rather slanted in language, and doesn't fit with the rest of the article -- also an uncited quote. Feel free to rewrite to be NPOV and source, and put back in. -- phoebe / (talk) 19:02, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Making one of the most dramatic environmentally-conscious production moves of any major publisher to date, Random House is significantly increasing its reliance on recycled paper. Calling the program "the most substantial environmental initiative in the company's history," the house plans to incrementally raise the amount of recycled paper it uses over a four-year period, with a goal of upping its current 3% to 30% by 2010.

Please change/fix Redirect[edit]

"Broadway Books" redirects here, even though I don't even find it anywhere in the page/article. Please elminate the redirect. (I don't know how.) Thanks! Softlavender (talk) 00:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Broadway Books seems to be an imprint and so I added a section for this though as RH probably has thousands of imprints it's not clear if that section will stick around or perhaps get changed to a category some day. Marc Kupper (talk) (contribs) 19:52, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
I've had a similar redirect of Gramercy from the disambiguation page just as you've described. See Two or one? section above for more detail.
Christopher, Salem, OR (talk) 06:19, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

'Three Rivers Press' trademark[edit]

Three Rivers Press is a trademark of Random House Inc. as seen here (Ekabhishek (talk) 07:33, 4 October 2008 (UTC))

Largest Trade Book Publisher?[edit]

I was just browsing articles and I noticed that this article states that Random House is the largest trade book publisher in the world. However, the article for Penguin Group ( clearly states in it's opening paragraph that it overtook Random House as the largest trade book publisher as of 2011. Therefore, if that claim can be verified, this article should be amended to read "Random House is the second largest trade book publisher in the world". Either that, or the claim in the Penguin Group article should be removed.

Bang3137 (talk) 08:05, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Divisions and Imprints[edit]

The five-column display doesn't work. I don't know whether rearrangement in four columns is worthwhile or we(someone) should skip that and go directly to three.

The organization of this section needs to follow the primary organization above. For example, the International division/group/whatever needs to begin a new column, if not a new section below the U.S. --P64 (talk) 00:57, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

As a start I have improved the references "our publishers" and "permissions", which need to be used more carefully (or their use needs update because they have changed?). And I have rearranged in two subsections: Random House, U.S.A., in five columns all derived from former column one; Random House International, in four columns formerly columns two to five. --P64 (talk) 01:39, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Is the house pictured in the Random House logo a real building? If so,, where and when did it exist? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Challenge Accepted[edit]

This article definitely needs some clean-up--in particular the list of divisions area. I will start working on this--it will be slow-going though. --Jaldous1 (talk) 21:51, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

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