Request an Author @ Your Library

Interested in submitting an event proposal for a Penguin Random House author? We’re here to help libraries navigate the process!

       Step 1:  Decide on a specific author(s)

  • Review seasonal lists of forthcoming or recently released books and determine who may be best for your audience or event. Edelweiss is an excellent resource!
  • It is recommended that you have an alternate or two in mind in the event that your first choice is unavailable.
  • Which books and authors circulate widely in your library? What is unique to your community? What are your book clubs reading?


       Step 2:   Planning & preparing an event proposal

  • Plan as far in advance as possible: (3-6 months is reasonable).
  • Is this a Virtual event or an in-person event?
  • Do you have a budget? Are you prepared for expenses such as travel, lodging, and meals?
  • Some authors work with lecture agents and require fees for events.
  • Buy the books. Who will handle book sales? Do you partner with a local bookstore?
  • Do you have examples of past author events hosted by your library? Will this be part of a series or is it meant to be a fundraiser for the library?
  • What is the format and structure of your event?
  • What is your anticipated attendance and who do you expect to be there?
  • What is your promotional plan? How will you build buzz and excitement for the event?


        Step 3: Submit your request

  • Fill out the request form and include as much information as possible. (Right now we’re just taking requests for virtual events.)
  • Have questions?  Email us at and we’re happy to help!