Penguin Random House Consolidates Adult Publishing Imprints, Appoints Madeline McIntosh to Lead
Dohle's letter announcing the creation of the Penguin Publishing Group is below.
Dear Penguin Random House Colleagues,
I am writing you today about the beginning of an exciting new era for our Penguin adult publishing colleagues with the creation of the Penguin Publishing Group. This newest division of Penguin Random House U.S. will be formed by the unification and organizational alignment of Penguin's adult publishing imprints, which were formerly managed separately as the Penguin Adult and Berkley/NAL groups, under a single guiding vision and leadership structure.
I am pleased to appoint MADELINE MCINTOSH, a colleague of exceptional experience and leadership skill, to the newly created role of President, Penguin Publishing Group, reporting to me, effective immediately. She will relinquish her current duties as our U.S. President and Chief Operating Officer; the resulting changes for our corporate departments will be detailed separately today.
Adult publishing at Penguin now operates as two separate groups, with the imprints working together to successfully maximize opportunities for authors across the hardcover, paperback and digital formats. Now, as our marketplace continues to evolve, and as consumer demand shifts between formats, it is clear that capitalizing on our authors' opportunities for growth will require even greater collaboration and coordination, and even more unified publishing strategies across all formats. That is why the time is right to create a one-leader management structure for the entire Penguin adult business, while also maintaining the identity of each of its individual publishing imprints.
Every day since our merger, and previously in her many positions of ever-growing responsibility at Random House, Madeline has been one of our greatest champions in identifying and implementing the opportunities for growth and innovation - particularly in the digital arena -- created by the evolving marketplace. Her drive to increase revenue and readership for our authors has been a touchstone for all our constituencies, especially for agents and booksellers, with whom she enjoys longstanding relationships-and, above all, for our colleagues across the company, whom she inspires to excel. In her corporate capacity, Madeline has gotten to know well our Penguin publishing, editorial, marketing, and sales colleagues and their lists. She has quickly become their ardent and knowledgeable advocate and supporter. In her new role, Madeline will clearly be uniquely qualified to ensure that Penguin publishing will continue to thrive.