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About Us

About DK: Overview

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children.  DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York and Toronto.

DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach.  DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, to history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.

DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of knowledge for children, toddlers and babies. Covering everything from animals and the human body to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles which includes the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series, BradyGames and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.