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Random House, LLC. is an United States based publishing house, founded in 1927 by Bennett Cerf, Christopher Coombes, and Donald Klopfer. Random House was acquired in 1998 by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, which has resulted the new combination becoming the world's largest publishing house.
They are well known for publishing the American College Dictionary, the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, and the Random House Webster's College Dictionary.
They are now the owners of a number of past Star Trek publishers, including Ballantine Books, Bantam Books, Del Rey, Virgin Books, and Heyne Verlag. They also publish audiobooks under their Random House Audio imprint.