Founded in 1925, Random House is one of the world's largest English-language, general trade book publishers. The company publishes a selection of fiction, nonfiction and children s books. It offers books in hardcover, audio, electronic, digital, and trade and mass market paperback formats for adults, youths and children. Random House maintains subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom. The company sells books throughout the world through Random House International. Random House s publishing groups include Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Crown Publishing Group, Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Knopf Publishing Group. The company also features Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House Children's Books and Random House Diversified Publishing Group. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, which is one of the leading media companies in the world.