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40 Years of Ideas

About Us

About DK: Overview

DK is an award-winning global publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children. We are part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK produces content for consumers in over 52 countries and 42 languages from offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York and Toronto.

Founded in London in 1974, we are enormously proud to be the worlds leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

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

DKs extensive childrens 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. DKs childrens content combines outstanding information with magical illustration and design.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series, BradyGames, a video game publisher, and Rough Guides, a travel publisher.