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Beyond the Lobby: How to Become a Book Designer

  We asked Terri Nimmo in our design department for tips on how to become a book designer in response to a great reader question. Here is her fantastic reply. First get educated in a whole bunch of design stuff. Understand design theory. Be passionate about typography. Learn to visualize words. Balance harmony and order [...]

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Guest Post: Claire Battershill Celebrates Circus with Letterpress Bookmarks

  Claire Battershill stopped by Retreat to share a look at creating letterpress printing. She created unique bookmarks to celebrate her new book, Circus. A dazzling collection of award-winning stories with the emotional punch, sharp wit, and disarming charm of Rebecca Lee, Karen Russell, Neil Smith, and Jessica Grant. We’re giving away 10 homemade bookmarks [...]

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Beyond the Lobby: “Comp” Titles

  One of my favourite things about working in publishing (besides being surrounded by oodles and oodles of books) is attending our book conferences. Not only do we get fed lots candy, we get to learn about new books! For 2-3 days, we sit and listen to editors talk about books; we discuss themes, comparable [...]

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Books & Experiences that Inspired Random House Staff to Work in Publishing

  There’s no doubt about it that the people that work at Random House of Canada love books. But what book(s) made us think about starting a career in the publishing field? Here are seven of our staff sharing what books, authors and bookish experiences made us enter the exciting world of publishing. Jennifer Herman [...]

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the Giller Prize Shortlist Announcement

  This is a guest post from Evan Klein, Publicity Support at Random House of Canada. By now, presumably, you have heard that the Giller Prize has a shortlist for their 2013 awards. The jury made the selection known at around 11 a.m. yesterday in Toronto and I was lucky enough to be in attendance [...]

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Beyond the Pages: Where Do Novel Ideas Come From?

  Mary Novik had me at Conceit. I was one of the very few at my university who studied the poet John Donne. So of course, I took to Mary’s first novel right away! Imagine my enthusiasm about a year ago when I discovered that Mary’s second novel was on the way, and it was [...]

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On David Rakoff’s Final Book

  The following comes from Scott Sellers, David’s long-time publicist at Doubleday Canada. David Rakoff was more than just an author for those of us at Doubleday Canada. He was also our friend. A brilliant mind and incredible talent, David was also one of the kindest and most generous people you could ever meet. Anyone [...]

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Instagram Takes You Beyond Our Lobby

  A few months ago, we joined the world of Instagram and it’s been a great tool to literally take you beyond the lobby of Random House of Canada each day. If you’re not already following us, there is no time like the present! We’ve put together of some of our favourite photos and we’d [...]

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Beyond the Lobby: Bookseller Receptions

  The following is a guest post from Vanessa Grillone, Publicity Intern. Every month at Random House of Canada, we host a bookseller reception where a few of our authors discuss their books and mingle with bookstore staff. The latest reception on May 28th began with some lovely cocktails and food catered by McEwan Catering [...]

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned as a Publishing Intern

  For our current Beyond the Lobby installment, we approached our two publicity interns, Kaley Stewart and Caitlin MacGorman. Both are close to completing their 12 week internship at Random House of Canada, so it was the perfect time to approach them about the important things they’re taking from this exciting opportunity. From book chatter [...]

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