A Conversation with Markus Dohle, CEO, Penguin Random House

Webinar with Markus Dohle

Thursday, June 10
1pm EST/10am PST


Join us for an informative and open conversation with Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, on why now is the best time in book publishing for authors, agents, and publishers since Gutenberg invented the printing press. Markus will share his data-driven optimism about the current health of the industry, followed by a Q&A. 

The virtual live conversation will be moderated by Mary Rasenberger, CEO of the Authors Guild, and will include a 15-minute talk with Markus Dohle, followed by a 60-minute discussion addressing questions from the audience submitted prior to and during the event.

You can pre-submit a question when registering. The event will take place via Zoom with automatic closed captioning. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend live. To request any other accessibility features, please contact us.


Markus Dohle is CEO of Penguin Random House, where he leads the world’s largest trade book publisher, with operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. He joined in May 2008 and has overseen many chapters of Random House and Penguin Random House over the past thirteen years, leading the company through the digital transformation, the merger of Penguin and Random House in 2013 and, most recently, the global publication of the Obama books. He oversees Penguin Random House’s worldwide publishing divisions, whose more than 300 editorially-independent imprints publish over 15,000 new adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles annually and sell more than 600 million print, audio-, and e-books across the globe, among them the works of more than 80 Nobel prize winners and numerous best-selling authors.

Markus is a member of the Executive Board and Group Management Committee of Bertelsmann SE. He serves as Executive Vice President of the PEN America Board of Trustees and is a member of the board of the American Association of Publishers (AAP) and the National Book Foundation (NBF). He also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Jerusalem International Book Forum (JIBF), the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the Atlantic Council.