Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher. It’s dedicated to a mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere.
It sells over 15,000 new titles annually, and Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
Ovato has forged a strong relationship with Penguin Random House that stretches back 25 years.
In 2019, Ovato worked with Penguin Random House Australia to print An American Marriage, a novel by Tayari Jones that tells the story of an African American couple, Roy and Celestial, whose lives are torn apart when he is convicted of a crime he did not commit. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future.
The book was a publishing phenomenon. It was selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, praised by Barack Obama and won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction as well as the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction.
With the book ﬁrmly in the public spotlight, Penguin Random House Australia needed to turn around a reprint as quickly as possible in order to meet public demand, enable publicity around the book and support sales in the Australian market.
With a mix of digital and conventional machinery, Ovato was able to turn this reprint around in just two days, delivered to the client on the third day, while maintaining our high production quality standards.
The team at Penguin Random House Australia was blown away with our commitment and efficiency in completing this run and supporting the fast turnaround requirements to make the most of the buzz surrounding the novel.