June 10, 2021
An informative and open conversation with Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, on why now is the best time in book publishing for authors, agents, and publishers since Gutenberg invented the printing press. Markus shares his data-driven optimism about the current health of the industry.
Markus Dohle is CEO of Penguin Random House, where he leads the world’s largest trade book publisher, with operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. He joined in May 2008 and has overseen many chapters of Random House and Penguin Random House over the past thirteen years, leading the company through the digital transformation, the merger of Penguin and Random House in 2013 and, most recently, the global publication of the Obama books. He oversees Penguin Random House’s worldwide publishing divisions, whose more than 300 editorially-independent imprints publish over 15,000 new adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles annually and sell more than 600 million print, audio-, and e-books across the globe, among them the works of more than 80 Nobel prize winners and numerous best-selling authors.
Markus is a member of the Executive Board and Group Management Committee of Bertelsmann SE. He serves as Executive Vice President of the PEN America Board of Trustees and is a member of the board of the American Association of Publishers (AAP) and the National Book Foundation (NBF). He also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Jerusalem International Book Forum (JIBF), the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the Atlantic Council.
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