Marcus Dohle hails Obama success

News - International Friday, 14 December 2018

Over five million copies of Michelle Obama's memoir in print, says PRH US ceo in Christmas message


In his traditional Christmas message to Penguin Random House US staff, Dohle said Obama's Becoming had been "brilliantly published and internationally coordinated by our Crown colleagues with our publishing teams in all our territories, plus many more countries and languages.... Total copies currently in print worldwide: more than five million." This

Despite 2018 not being "an easy year" Dohle managed to pick out some bright spots. PRH achieved "significant growth in our Audio programmes; increased revenues globally; welcomed several publishing houses into our family of imprints in the US, India, Brazil, and Germany; and created a wide range of promising new imprints throughout our territories."

He added: "Penguin Random House's overall success and recognition as the industry leader is inextricably linked to our purpose and social responsibility efforts, which reflect who we are and how we choose to operate. Our shared values and belief in doing good beyond our publishing is a source of strength, pride, and active citizenship for us all."

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