Penguin Publications started a blog on July 31st, 2006. Here's what the blogging editor, Venetia Butterfield, has to say: "...We’ll hopefully be covering all the joys of the publishing process on this site, including signing up new authors, publishing their books, and all the adventures in between. "
Cool news. There are about four posts in, and it promises to be an interesting ride.
Brandrepublic says about them: "Penguin Books is to become the first major publishing company to launch a blog, offering readers sneak previews of work in progress from top authors as well as publishers and editors posting the latest news from the company."
Although, I have to say, we were in before them.