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Dorling Kindersley ( DK ) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages. [2]

It is an imprint of Penguin Random House , a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann and British publishing company Pearson PLC .

Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides ), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO , Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe . DK has offices in New York, Melbourne, London, Munich, New Delhi and Toronto.

Dorling Kindersley was founded as a book-packaging company by Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley in London in 1974, and in 1982 moved into publishing. [2] The first book published under the DK name was a First Aid Manual for the British voluntary medical services; this book established the company's distinctive visual style of copiously illustrated text on a glossy white background. DK Inc. began publishing in the United States in 1991.

In 1999 it overestimated the market for Star Wars books and was left with millions of unsold copies, resulting in crippling debt. [3] As a direct result, DK was taken over the following year by the Pearson PLC media company and made part of Penguin Group , which also owned the Penguin Books label. [4] DK has continued to sell Star Wars books after the takeover. [5]

In 2013 Bertelsmann and Pearson Completed a merger to form Penguin Random House. [6] Bertelsmann owns 53% and Pearson 47% of the company. Penguin's trade publishing activity continued to include DK under the newly formed Penguin Random House. [7]

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Dorling Kindersley ( DK ) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages. [2]

It is an imprint of Penguin Random House , a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann and British publishing company Pearson PLC .

Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides ), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO , Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe . DK has offices in New York, Melbourne, London, Munich, New Delhi and Toronto.

Dorling Kindersley was founded as a book-packaging company by Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley in London in 1974, and in 1982 moved into publishing. [2] The first book published under the DK name was a First Aid Manual for the British voluntary medical services; this book established the company's distinctive visual style of copiously illustrated text on a glossy white background. DK Inc. began publishing in the United States in 1991.

In 1999 it overestimated the market for Star Wars books and was left with millions of unsold copies, resulting in crippling debt. [3] As a direct result, DK was taken over the following year by the Pearson PLC media company and made part of Penguin Group , which also owned the Penguin Books label. [4] DK has continued to sell Star Wars books after the takeover. [5]

In 2013 Bertelsmann and Pearson Completed a merger to form Penguin Random House. [6] Bertelsmann owns 53% and Pearson 47% of the company. Penguin's trade publishing activity continued to include DK under the newly formed Penguin Random House. [7]




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