Yeah, Penguin has been spun off its parent company and will merge with publisher Random House. Also, Random House is my publisher for the Twenty Palaces books. The merger won’t affect me much at all, except that I will have one fewer market to sell future work. It does mean that some of the folks currently riding out Hurricane Sandy have to also worry about having a job once the storm clears.
For everyone in the path of Sandy who still has power to read this, stay safe.