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Marketing Tips Audiobook Resources, Virtual Storytime, and more online tools for Libraries, Educators, and Parents

Dear librarians and educators,

Though your doors may be closed, we know you never stop helping your patrons and students. We are here to make things a little easier in these uncertain times with a large number of digital resources for you to share with your communities. From a new weekly book buzz and free listeners’ advisory, to videos for story time, we hope these links can be a lifeline for you and your patrons.

Open Licensing from PRH
boy reading on device Penguin Random House is permitting librarians and educators to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events using our titles, in accordance with specific guidelines.

Click to Learn More About the Temporary Open Access Permission that Penguin Random House is Extending to Librarians.

Hear more on this library podcast!
Skip Dye caricature Skip Dye, Senior Vice President, Library Sales and Digital Strategy, Penguin Random House, appeared on the Syosset Public Library’s podcast, Turn The Page, to talk about our temporary open license for all PRH books, adult and young readers titles, allowing teachers, librarians, and booksellers to share our content through online Story Time, read-aloud videos, and live events.
Discounted Pricing for libraries and schools

library Penguin Random House is discounting the prices of the eBook and audiobook titles sold through wholesalers to public libraries and schools. This discounting begins immediately and will be in effect for a 90-day period. Additionally, we are expanding our terms of sale to include alternative models including pay-per-circ. Please check with your preferred wholesaler for details. LEARN MORE

Now on the air: authors in the audio studio…
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THIS IS THE AUTHOR is an easy way for you and your patrons to get an insider look (and listen) at what it’s really like to record an audiobook. Authors share their inspirations, favorite moments, and surprising challenges about the audio experience.
FREE audiobooks for your listeners’ and readers’ advisory

Download Penguin Random House Audio’s Volumes app to hear the latest in audiobooks and bookish podcasts! Plus, librarians are eligible to receive reviewer access to a limited amount of free select audiobooks each month. Click here to request access AFTER you have downloaded and registered your email within the app.
FREE audiobooks for ALL Volumes users
free family listens on Volumes

We’re Launching Morning Book Buzz to Help Keep You Connected and In-the-Know!
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Join us for our Morning Book Buzz, a brand new free webinar happening every Wednesday at 11am ET. We’ll chat about the books we’ve been reading, the audiobooks on our playlists, what’s coming soon, and our digital resources available to help librarians and patrons stay connected in these uncertain times.

Our first “episode” will air on April 1st at 11 am ET:
“Trending Topics: eBooks and Audiobooks to Satisfy What Patrons Are Looking For Now”

You bring the coffee, we bring the books.

Click Here to Register for FREE!


Join favorite authors & celebrities for #ReadTogetherBeTogether storytime! Every weekday at 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST, you can hear a new picture book, read live on the featured reader’s social account. Check out our line-up for the week! Learn More

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