Penguin Random House to Feature Books on Amtrak Trains

By Dianna Dilworth 

Penguin Random House is introducing a new feature for Amtrak riders: free eBook excerpts from select titles on the Acela Express.
The publisher is the exclusive book content partner for the launch of AmtrakConnect’s newly designed on-board Wi-Fi page. Train riders traveling on the service service between Boston and Washington, D.C., will now be able to access more than twenty free excerpts from a variety of books across all Penguin Random House’s adult imprints.
The current list includes excerpts from “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “Believer” by David Axelrod, among others. Customers can click to buy these titles from various booksellers directly from the excerpt.
In the next few months, this feature will be available on all Northeast Regional trains that are Wi-Fi enabled.