Speaker Markus Dohle at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Markus Dohle

PUBLISHER

Markus Dohle is the CEO of Penguin Random House, where he leads the world’s largest trade book publisher with operations in 20 countries and sales into over 100. He oversees Penguin Random House’s worldwide publishing divisions whose 250 editorially independent imprints publish 15,000 new adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles annually in English, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Penguin Random House’s worldwide roster of fiction and non-fiction writers includes many of the world’s most widely read and beloved authors, more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates, and over 100 Pulitzer Prize winners. Dohle’s entire professional life has been devoted to the support and service of authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers. Before the merger of Penguin and Random House in 2013, Dohle headed Random House, where he led the company’s transition to digital publishing while maintaining its world market leadership in print books. As a combined company, Penguin Random House now has more than 100,000 new and backlist books available digitally, and over 100,000,000 eBooks were sold worldwide in 2015.

As a member of the Bertelsmann Executive Board, Dohle and his fellow colleagues are responsible for setting the strategic direction for one of the world’s foremost media companies. He began his career with Bertelsmann in 1994, rising quickly to several subsequent leadership positions.

Additionally, Dohle is Vice Chairman of the Association of American Publishers. He also serves on the PEN Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation, and on the International Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council.



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