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  • William Butler

    I really enjoyed this video. The process can be talked about and read many times over but actually seeing this dispelled the mystery of the process. Thank you Random House. XO

  • Denise Becker

    I enjoyed seeing how a brand new book goes from arriving at the publishers to ending up at the store or on a tablet. Good work.

  • ZirrahOutLoud

    I want to be an editor so badly…I really regret not doing an internship somewhere in college. Really interesting, informative video.

  • Rachel Green

    The subtitles are hilarious. Did no-one check them? It makes a mockery of the whole video about editing and proofreading.

  • Penguin Random House

    Thanks so much for making us aware that YouTube's machine-generated closed captioning was not doing a good job with our video. We've now uploaded our own captions and we hope you find them more useful.

  • 2ellebooks

    Loved seeing people I know in this video! My wonderful editor Anne Schwartz and art director Lee Wade, Wendy Lamb, and Annette Danek who runs the fabulous and humongous warehouse in a secret location in MD, where they treat you like family and you can pop all the bubble wrap you want and you never want to leave even though it's windowless on account of it's better that way for storing a third of the world's music and for reading every book that rushes down the sorting machines at you until you

  • Heather Ernst

    This is fantastic! I love that fact that now when people ask me what I want to do with my life, I can just pull up this video and show them. Thank you!

  • Just Me

    I am very conflicted about random House right now. Random House’s Hydra contract terms that seemed so negatively nasty. As now Random House’s Hydra changes contract terms was positive move. I am very wary considering how quickly they made such a negative move with there contract as all my life Random House was the example of a solid professional grip of reality of the business.

  • Just Me

    I was the same though the recent Random House’s Hydra changes contract terms gave me a moment pause. They are clearly a force to recon with after purchasing Penguin. I hope they regain there footing towards upholding a common respective and Professional with prospective Authors and readers alike.

  • lyn Dalas

    I have had lots of publishing experience with both small traditional publishers and self publishing. For more information go via youtube: Two of the most unusual books

  • Jessy Jane

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  • Juliet Powell

    The editors seem to be trustworthy, unfortunately I doubt that they would have accepted my manuscript because it probably would be lost in the crowd. Marketing is not my bag but I get great feedback from my readers and although I have never made a submission to Random House I am thankful that the opportunity to self-publish exists. I get great comments from people who would love to tell me my books suck. Maybe one day I will invite a rejection from Random House Publishers.
    J. E. Powell

  • semperbauhaus

    To quote someone on The Passive Voice, "Once again, Big Publishing shows what its real focus and concern is, by trying to shift its branding focus from authors to publishers. Instead of saying to writers, “We’ll help you build YOUR brand as an author,” they say, “Aren’t you impressed by OUR brand as your publisher?”

    Maybe try spending money on marketing for your authors. You guys aren't important. No one says, gee I must get down the bookstore to see what Random House (or any other publisher) has released today. We readers don't gibe a rats ass about the publisher; it's the AUTHOR who is important, and ONLY THE AUTHOR!

  • Hannah Schuessler

    When people ask me what I want to do for a living, all I have to do is show them this video. This video, is truly fantastic.

  • Gin L

    I really appreciate how transparent you are in your process of producing books. As someone who has great interest in working in the publishing industry someday, I find this to be truly helpful and inspiring. It motivates me to work really hard and focus on that goal of working in publishing.

  • Spencer Kissack

    Please, check out my trilogy …Very sellable, commercial fiction. I'm looking for a publishing deal. Contact through fb.

  • Moonlit Skylight

    I doubt I'll be so lucky, but when I go to publish my novel, it would be a dream to have Penguin Random House publish it. From the video, they are the kind of people I want to work with.

  • CrashOuch

    I'm a copy editor and I love what they say in this video. It's so true. I love bringing out the best in every piece of text I edit while ensuring I keep the author's unique voice strong and true. The relationship I build with every writer I work with is so intimate and I do my best to look after them and make sure they're happy at every stage of the editing process.

  • Rolando Rizzo

    Can any author forward a submission and have somebody look at it, or has the manuscript forwarded have to come from an agent? Amazing info in the video but I wanted to hear that anybody can send in work and have a chance to get published.

  • Lloyd Bryant -minestry of survival

    Love the video so helpful I'm righting a book at the moment I'm only 13 if you have tips I would love to see what you have to say 🙂

  • Ruqayya Shaheed

    I love this video <3
    Does Random House publish books on poetry?
    I would love to publish my book with Random House 😀

  • Leonard Rich

    Here is my short story horror book Pathways into Darkness: http://www.lulu.com/shop/leonard-rich/pathways-into-darkness/paperback/product-23733442.html

  • Kitty Allen

    @gyrosk Yea,  editing is the worst! However, always ask for a free sample edit to compare and pick the best editor. Compare prices and edits from places like Hugeorange and freelancers.

  • Esther Pastor

    Great video, it is very informative. Will someone at your company be interested in a novel about a young female navy sailor.—"Sailor Girl." It has been edited and I promise you it is a good read. This is riveting story about a young woman's quest for meaning, purpose, and true love, and success in her life while serving in the US Navy!

  • writebrobp

    Wow, what a great, informative video with a real insight into the author and publisher's relationship in working with a book manuscript. Truly inspiring to this unpublished writer!

  • Jordee&Babes

    I have a book on amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Sunshine-Tales-collection-Halloween-ebook/dp/B07JMGJVQL/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547034074&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=happy+sunshine+tales&dpPl=1&dpID=51rFop%2Bca3L&ref=plSrch

  • Greg Danner

    I just completed my first book. It's currently in the hands of a freelance editor and will be looking for an agent soon. With a little luck maybe one day I'll see it in print from your house. Best wishes to all.

  • Jedi Crush

    I'm a teacher. I have been teaching for 10+ years and would love to write short children leveled readers. I would love to work for Random House as a writer.

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