By Cory Doctorow at 1:15 pm Thu, Oct 25, 2012
John Scalzi, on the news that Penguin Books and Random House are contemplating a merger:
If the (possible) merger of Penguin and Random House isn't called Random Penguin, they'll have failed.— John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 25, 2012
If the (possible) merger of Penguin and Random House isn't called Random Penguin, they'll have failed.
Dude, I totally thought “Penguin House” when they announced this! Logo is an igloo
I thought “Penguin House or Random Penguin,” getting both!
I thought “Random Penguin House.” The brand logo on the spine of each book jacket would be the graphic representation of one randomly chosen penguin nest out of all possible penguin nests.
There are many like it but this one is mine!
How about Birds of a Feather?
I disagree. I want my penguins to be well explained, and as predictable as possible.
“God does not play dice with penguins.”
Just to be clear, the rumored talks are between Pearson (owner of Penguin) and Bertelsmann (owner of Random House). Neither of these iconic publishers have been independent for some time now.
Each copy of their books will feature a different penguin selected randomly by their printing machine.
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