[youtube k0SdW-cSa9A] The American Library Association (ALA), along with Carnegie Corporation of New York, just announced six books as finalists for the 2012 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The amazing news is that three Random House authors were chosen as finalists! We are excited to congratulate our authors Karen Russell (Swamplandia!), […]

I had the honor and privilege to attend this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunrise Celebration breakfast at ALA, Midwinter in San Diego with Beacon Press editor/author Dr. Michael Honey editor of one of the latest books in the King Legacy Series from Beacon Press, All Labor Has Dignity. On the way to the […]

(from VP/Director Marcia Purcell) Each year when I get back from ALA I am totally exhausted! This isn’t anything new. When I was a beginning librarian, decades ago, I found it all overwhelming. Now after many years of working on the publishing side, guess what — I find it all overwhelming! Too many good authors, […]