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03/08/2012
Entertainment After Transmedia

We'll be at SXSW this weekend, as part of a workshop discussing the future of multiplatform storytelling. Maybe we'll see you there.

As all media becomes increasingly digital, the term ‘transmedia’ may prove as temporary as ‘multimedia’. However, entertainment after transmedia will be built on the currently-emerging best practices of transmedia storytelling, only pushed even further. ENTERTAINMENT AFTER TRANSMEDIA is a workshop ...

An amazing post by Robert Hunt on his process for creating the RHW motion logo. Some truly incredible (and resourceful) ...
01/25/2012
Robert Hunt - Random House Worlds

An amazing post by Robert Hunt on his process for creating the RHW motion logo. Some truly incredible (and resourceful) efforts, as well as a job well done.

Congratulations to Ken Wohlrob and our digital development team (as well as publisher Julie Grau & editor Chris Jackson)...
01/24/2012
Jay-Z, Big-Six Among Winners of Publishing Innovation Awards | Digital Book World

Congratulations to Ken Wohlrob and our digital development team (as well as publisher Julie Grau & editor Chris Jackson) for their Publishing Innovation Award win in the Transmedia Project category, for Jay-Z’s DECODED—a initiative spanning a printed book, an enhanced eBook, and a separate DECODED app.

Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and other publishing powerhouses were among the winners at the second annual Publishing Innovation Awards.

01/03/2012

Happy New Year - hope everyone had at least a bit of a break and took some time to relax. We're looking forward to some big things for 2012.

11/27/2011

Hope everyone out there had a great holiday. Now it's back to work--the RHW team will be traveling to LA this week for brainstorming meetings with some of our partners in other industries. Can't say much more than that, but we're hoping to give some more detailed news over the coming months.

11/08/2011
10/26/2011
StoryWorld Conference + Expo | Transmedia Storytelling

RHW editorial director Tricia Pasternak will be speaking at StoryWorld Conference + Expo next week in San Francisco. Check out the link to learn more about this inaugural conference.

The leading Transmedia Storytelling conference for publishers, film makers, and the media industry as a whole

We're happy to say that our deal with Blacklight Transmedia is now officially public.  Excited to see where this leads.
10/05/2011
Random House in Transmedia Deal with Blacklight

We're happy to say that our deal with Blacklight Transmedia is now officially public. Excited to see where this leads.

The Random House Publishing Group and Blacklight Transmedia have formed a partnership to work together to create original transmedia intellectual properties as well as to coordinate the development of IP form other sources.

Been a while since our last post... wanted to share a photo that came from our recent office move.  This is a sampling o...
09/21/2011

Been a while since our last post... wanted to share a photo that came from our recent office move. This is a sampling of some of the recent books we've published with various partners across games, books, and television. Couldn't fit everything in one shot, but there's plenty more.

THE FOURTH LABYRINTH, by Christopher Golden, is an original UNCHARTED story featuring Nathan Drake.  Copies fresh off th...
08/26/2011

THE FOURTH LABYRINTH, by Christopher Golden, is an original UNCHARTED story featuring Nathan Drake. Copies fresh off the press. http://tinyurl.com/3vxjzyr

William Dietz, author of our RESISTANCE prequel novel, is deepening his involvement with the franchise: He's now writing...
08/16/2011
Resistance: Burning Sky Unveiled At Gamescom - NowGamer

William Dietz, author of our RESISTANCE prequel novel, is deepening his involvement with the franchise: He's now writing a new RESISTANCE game for the PS Vita! (TP)

Sony has detailed it's latest in the Resistance franchise.

RESISTANCE: A HOLE IN THE SKY is a bridge novel between the video games RESISTANCE 2 and the upcoming RESISTANCE 3, and ...
08/02/2011
Resistance: A Hole in the Sky by William C. Dietz

RESISTANCE: A HOLE IN THE SKY is a bridge novel between the video games RESISTANCE 2 and the upcoming RESISTANCE 3, and is on sale today from our team at Del Rey Books.

The official prequel to the blockbuster videogame Resistance 3America. July 1953. In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its

08/01/2011

And we have a logo.

Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez on Pottermore, and how it's the most significant development in transmedia storytelling th...
07/29/2011
Pottermore: Expert Explains How Harry Potter's Website Will Transform Storytelling

Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez on Pottermore, and how it's the most significant development in transmedia storytelling this year.

This Sunday, fans of the Harry Potter book and movie series will flock to Pottermore.com because of one sentence currently posted on the splash page: "Come back on 31st July to find out how you can get the chance to enter Pottermore early." Those lucky few will not only enter a [...]

07/27/2011
Future of Film: Why Transmedia is Catching On

Hi, everyone. Back from a successful Comic Con. Here's a link to a Huffington Post article on why Hollywood is buzzing about "transmedia."

"Isaac Newton didn't discover gravity, he just named it," one TV writer-producer quipped during a recent conversation about transmedia. And so it would seem, despite a testy flame war over the term transmedia -- or perhaps because of it -- the transmedia movement is catching on across the media busi

“I think we’re at the very beginning of understanding how these types of stories can cross over from one medium to t...
07/12/2011
Sony Online Entertainment Expands Star Wars Universe with New Clone Wars Adventures Storyline

“I think we’re at the very beginning of understanding how these types of stories can cross over from one medium to the next,” said Filoni. “...audiences and game players are very sophisticated and can tell if what they are watching or playing is truly an authentic piece of the bigger story."

George Lucas has been at the forefront of transmedia, long before the term became a buzz word in Hollywood. Lucas’ Star Wars universe has continued to expand into new media, video games and digital experiences for decades. This year has already seen bestselling games like LucasArts’ LEGO Star Wars I

After spending so much time this past year working on our Resistance novel--which bridges Resistance 2 and the new game-...
06/06/2011
Resistance 3 E3 Trailer

After spending so much time this past year working on our Resistance novel--which bridges Resistance 2 and the new game--it's so exciting to see this gorgeous new trailer. (TP)

Developer Insomniac Game's PS3-exclusive Resistance 3 is due out this September. Courtesy of GameTrailers.com is the game's newest trailer. Resistance 3 will launch with Move compatibility. embed src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:moses:video:gametrailers.com:714785" width="512" height="288"..

Nice to hear about the deeper level of collaboration between film and game creators on Paramount's upcoming Star Trek vi...
06/05/2011
Paramount Continues J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Reboot with New E3 Video Game

Nice to hear about the deeper level of collaboration between film and game creators on Paramount's upcoming Star Trek video game--plus, it's an original story, instead of an adaptation of the film.

Trekkers will get a first look at the next Star Trek video game at E3 2011 next week. Paramount Digital Entertainment will show a new standalone Star Trek game for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from developer Digital Extremes at its booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "Star Trek [...]

Cover design is revealed for Sony's RESISTANCE 3 game, and it's gorgeous.  The novel RESISTANCE: A HOLE IN THE SKY hits ...
05/21/2011
Resistance 3: Insomniac and Olly Moss discuss Resistance 3 cover design

Cover design is revealed for Sony's RESISTANCE 3 game, and it's gorgeous. The novel RESISTANCE: A HOLE IN THE SKY hits shelves on August 2, and serves as a bridge story between the second and third Resistance games:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/7892/resistance-a-hole-in-the-sky-by-william-c-dietz

View a picture of ‘Resistance 3: Insomniac and Olly Moss discuss Resistance 3 cover design’ and other National Video Game photos.

Another piece highlighting Rockstar's new video game, L.A. Noire, and its film-like qualities--this time from NPR.
05/20/2011
'L.A. Noire' Is A Video Game That Plays Like A Film : NPR

Another piece highlighting Rockstar's new video game, L.A. Noire, and its film-like qualities--this time from NPR.

One of the most promising video games of the year is out this week: L.A. Noire, a detective thriller set in late 1940s Los Angeles. Playing like an interactive movie, the game often focuses on conversation instead of violence.

Wired guides us through the ARG ad agency Campfire and HBO developed to launch "Game of Thrones," which brought Westeros...
05/19/2011
» Game of Thrones Asks Fans to Play Mouth-Watering Metagame

Wired guides us through the ARG ad agency Campfire and HBO developed to launch "Game of Thrones," which brought Westeros to life using everything from a "spatial audio experience" to a food truck.

Prior to the launch of HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, the network launched a fan-engagement marketing campaign to expose participants to the

Cool viral video for "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" gives us a glimpse of a cybernetic future. We're getting more and more ...
05/17/2011
Cybernetic Augmentations from Sarif Industries Will Change Your Life

Cool viral video for "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" gives us a glimpse of a cybernetic future. We're getting more and more excited for this game, especially since we just published a Deus Ex novel.

Sarif Industries: Building better people for a better tomorrow. What could a human augmentation company that's done so much good possibly have to hide? This lovely little viral video for Sarif Industries, the fictional biomechanical augmentation company that plays a central role in Deus Ex:

05/17/2011

In addition to Star Wars books, our Del Rey imprint publishes many titles tied to film, tv, comic and game properties. A look at their schedule through the end of 2011:
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (5/24)
PENNY ARCADE 7: BE GOOD, LITTLE PUPPY (6/28)
RESISTANCE: A HOLD IN THE SKY (8/2)
RAGE (8/30)
LORD OF SOULS: AN ELDER SCROLLS NOVEL (9/27)
TRANSFORMERS: EXILES (9/27)
UNCHARTED: THE FOURTH LABYRINTH (10/4)

Great Monday afternoon reading: An intriguing look at how AMC built its brand identity around quality storytelling. (TP)
05/16/2011
The Zombies at AMC’s Doorstep

Great Monday afternoon reading: An intriguing look at how AMC built its brand identity around quality storytelling. (TP)

Can the 'Mad Men' network survive its own success?

We're proud to say that our Del Rey imprint has done tie-ins to six of Gamespot's ten most anticipated games of E3--some...
05/12/2011
Most Anticipated Games of E3

We're proud to say that our Del Rey imprint has done tie-ins to six of Gamespot's ten most anticipated games of E3--some in the past, and others on their way: STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC, GEARS OF WAR, DEUS EX, MASS EFFECT, RAGE, and METAL GEAR SOLID.

05/12/2011
HMV's Sim moves to Penguin | The Bookseller

Penguin UK's Children's Division putting pieces in place to help grow their "new transmedia strategies."

Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City

Our friends at Del Rey and LucasBooks announce that the entire Star Wars adult fiction library is going digital.  106 St...
05/10/2011
Random House, Lucas releasing 'Star Wars' e-books - USATODAY.com

Our friends at Del Rey and LucasBooks announce that the entire Star Wars adult fiction library is going digital. 106 Star Wars titles from the Del Rey and Bantam backlists will be available as eBooks as of June 28, joining the 30 already available now.

Random House, Lucas releasing 'Star Wars' e-books - USATODAY.com

Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez pens an interesting write-up on story being "more powerful than any weapon."
05/09/2011
TribecaFilm.com | Future of Film | Reawakening the Grand Narrative

Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez pens an interesting write-up on story being "more powerful than any weapon."

While traveling a few weeks back I had the good fortune to meet an Egyptian scholar. “Isn’t it wonderful,” I said, “how the Internet and social media were used by your people to free themselves from an oppressive regime?” His response surprised me: “Oh no, Facebook and Twitter didn’t free us. Yes, t

05/09/2011
Top 10 Video Game Novelizations

Steve and Larson share their list of top ten video game novels, including three from our Del Rey imprint: TOMB RAIDER: THE LOST CULT, METAL GEAR SOLID, and MASS EFFECT: REVELATION. (Slightly NSFW.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr22jPkWyvM Click here to watch Ten FTW - Top 10 Tricksters in Gaming! Ten FTW - Top 10 Video Game Novelizations (S03E21) Stev...

Master storyteller/worldbuilder Alan Moore dreaming up a transmedia project? Can't wait to see what he's brewing...
05/06/2011
Alan Moore hints at making video game - Shacknews.com

Master storyteller/worldbuilder Alan Moore dreaming up a transmedia project? Can't wait to see what he's brewing...

The creator of comic books including Watchmen and V for Vendetta has hinted he's working on a transmedia project including a video game

05/06/2011
Rage by Matthew Costello

Copy is up online for Del Rey's upcoming novelization of RAGE, the new video game from id Software.

An action-packed adventure based on the award-winning videogame from id Software, the creators of DOOM® and QUAKE®, Rage follows one man’s fight to save the future of humanity in a ravaged, post-apocalyptic world. The asteroid Apophis has annihilated Earth, and only a small percentage of humanity’s

We're loving these new Mass Effect 3 screenshots. Meanwhile, Bill Dietz is hard at work on the manuscript for our upcomi...
05/05/2011
These Mass Effect 3 Screenshots Aren't Saving The Human Race

We're loving these new Mass Effect 3 screenshots. Meanwhile, Bill Dietz is hard at work on the manuscript for our upcoming Mass Effect novel.

If you picked up the latest issue of Game Informer, you will have seen these Mass Effect 3 images, albeit at a smaller size. If you haven't, well, enjoy them as nature intended, on the internet!

The first full-length trailer for the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN movie is up over at Yahoo.  We're excited because our...
05/05/2011
Conan the Barbarian on Yahoo! Summer Movie Guide

The first full-length trailer for the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN movie is up over at Yahoo. We're excited because our Del Rey imprint is home to the classic CONAN collections--along with many other Robert E. Howard stories:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/83469/the-coming-of-conan-the-cimmerian-by-robert-e-howard

Find Conan the Barbarian information, watch the trailer, view video clips, photos, find Conan the Barbarian showtimes and much more on Yahoo! Movies Summer Movie Guide

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