From Digital Book World:
Penguin and Random House merged three years ago, in 2013, and today Penguin Random House’s CEO, Markus Dohle, sent an anniversary letter to employees in which he congratulated them on their hard work, but more importantly, detailed how that work is affecting people throughout the world.
“Along this road, we have continued to write our story, telling the world who we are, what we do, and why we do it,” Dohle wrote. “Equally important is how—especially in today’s dynamic and complex world, with unprecedented societal events impacting all of us.”
“Publishing is undeniably a force for good,” Dohle continued. “But working in an industry that is inherently a service to society, we risk subscribing to the notion that this is enough. It’s not. We ought to do more—and we can—by taking advantage of our capacity as Penguin Random House to drive positive social, environmental, and cultural change, locally and globally.”
Link to the rest at Digital Book World
PG says if you have any lingering doubts about Big Publishing being a force for good, the following buzzword-rich video Tour de Force will surely convince you of that truth.
PG was particularly moved by the music and noted that Randy Penguin nurtures its employees.
Strangely, there was no mention of nurturing authors. Perhaps that’s no longer fashionable – or sustainable or responsible or social or environmental or universal or cultural or local or global.
PG was so inspired by this whole experience, he wrote a new PRH slogan.
Randy Penguin: Giving back to everyone . . . except authors