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At Penguin General we aim to publish good books that can be picked up and enjoyed by everyone. Our many readers, like our authors, stretch around the globe, and what unites both is an intelligent curiosity about the world around us, as well as a love of great storytelling. And we love working with you! Whether you’re a bookseller, content creator or reviewer, you help people get excited about our books – and we want to keep you in-the-know about them.

We publish under a range of imprints, including Viking, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Sandycove, Penguin Business, and Penguin Life, so there's really something for everyone.

What is a Penguin General Influencer?

Joining Penguin General Influencers is the easiest way to stay up to date about our newest titles. Open to social media creators, journalists, publishing professionals, reviewers, booksellers, and brand partners, members will receive regular emails packed with exciting updates about proofs available for request, sneak peeks at future publications and sometimes even exclusive event invites!

Just some of our books...

Who can sign up?

To sign up to Penguin General, you must be: 
- Based in the UK or Ireland 
- Aged 18+

And either: 

  • A social media creator who posts regularly
  • OR a bookseller / book retailer
  • OR a journalist
  • OR a publishing professional
  • OR an online reviewer
  • OR a Penguin General brand partner

By signing up, you may also be contacted by Penguin General marketers or publicists personally about books that specifically align with your interests (you can opt out of this at any time). 

Sign up to our proof mailing list here!


I'm a bookseller at Waterstones, Foyles or Blackwells, is there a specific list for me?

You mean the Penguin Huddle, to sign up and find out more follow this link: 

I’m a bookseller without a social media following. Can I sign up? 

Yes! No social media following is required for booksellers, publishing professionals, brand partners, and journalists to sign up to either Penguin General Influencers or the Penguin Huddle.

Do you only work with social media creators who are book influencers (e.g. BookTokers or Bookstagrammers) or do you work with creators in other areas?

Yes, we do work with creators in other areas. Our books cover every topic imaginable, so while you may not be a book influencer, you and your audience may be exactly the type of readers we’re looking for!

If you match the above, please sign up. 

How do I request proofs (advance reading copies) of books? 

Simply sign up to the Penguin General Influencers list, and we’ll email you about our latest proofs. These newsletters will take you to a short form where you can express your interest in that title. Please note, you may not always receive contact ahead of being sent a proof. 

Will I receive a proof for every book I request? 

Unfortunately, due to limited availability, not everyone who expresses interest is guaranteed to receive a proof. 

Where else can I hear about Penguin General books and authors?

You can follow us on our social media channels.

I would like to enquire about another title. Who should I contact?
Please email:

I work for a brand and would like to talk to somebody about a potential brand partnership. Who should I contact? 
Please email with the subject line “Brand Partnership” and your query will be shared with our wider marketing team.

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