Last summer, Penguin and Random House merged their companies and gave themselves a generic name (why not Random Penguin? Or Penguin House? Where’s the sense of humor? Kidding. Kind of). In an announcement made this morning, the UK Penguin and Random House publishers decide to merge their children’s divisions into one entity.
“We passionately believe in children’s publishing and plan to invest significantly in this area over the next few years. We are determined to capture the readers of tomorrow. We believe that having one really brilliant and dynamic children’s division will allow us to compete even more effectively on behalf of all our authors, illustrators and licensing partners for the attention of young readers in an environment which now offers them an unlimited choice of entertainment and information.”
For more information, head over to Book2Book.
When do you think this will happen to the US division (if it happens)?