“Bringing you the best in fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.”
To say that Random House is one of the largest trade book publishers is really an understatement. This publishing giant has an international presence because of their reputation, past acquisitions and mergers with a number of large publishing groups and imprints making their offerings unimaginable to the average book reader. Some popular names include Bantam, Dell, Doubleday and Knopf; all of which have their own imprints under them. So just because it doesn’t have the Random House stamp on the cover doesn’t mean it’s not a Random House offering.
The Random House website is a treasure trove for readers offering access to new and classic book information in fiction and nonfiction in sixty-four subject categories such as art, audio, biography, classics, cooking, crafts, election, games, health, history, gardening, law, medical, mystery, parenting, music, pets, philosophy, science, romance, self help, sports, travel, true crime and more.
They have also designed their site so readers can get to know the writers of the books they read making it easier to find other novels by the same writer as well as looking for tour info. If you are a fan of a particular author you can sign up to receive email alerts about upcoming books or news about them. Other features include blogs, podcasts, reading group guides and book excerpts.
Currently, Random House’s top five authors are: Christopher Paolini (Eragon), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), John Twelve Hawks (The Traveler), Jean M. Auel (The Clan of the Cave Bear), and Linda Howard (Drop Dead Gorgeous). A few current bestsellers include:
- The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)
- Atonement (Ian McEwan)
- Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez).
If you live in the United States you can easily order books from the Random House website in traditional paper, audio or ebook formats; although I have found the prices can be more expensive than purchasing from other online shops like Amazon.