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Be sure to check out this recent New York Times article discussing how Penguin Random House was able to flourish during the pandemic, while other publishers have taken a noticeable hit to their book sales. In the article, the Publishing Program’s own adjunct professor, Thad McIlroy, is quoted as a publishing industry analyst. Speaking on PRH’s success, Professor McIlroy said, “By dominating all the levers in publishing, they’re almost untouchable. Penguin Random House can get more books on the shelves than their competitors, at a time when the distribution market is disrupted.”