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About DK

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate 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, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

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

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games.

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About DK India

The DK India office was set up in 1998 in New Delhi, and works closely with its UK and rest of the world counterparts to help produce DK’s award-winning and bestselling reference books for adults and children in more than 40 languages. From a tiny team of about 10 people, DK India has grown at an impressive pace. There are now more than 230 high-calibre professionals – editors, art editors, DTP personnel, new media editors, cartographers, and programmers – on the company rolls. Of the original team, six are still with DK – a testimony to the company’s integrity as an employer.

DK India is also a strong digital player, staying true to the DK anthem – informative and practical, yet fun and innovative. The various platforms that support DK's applications are Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Android, and Windows8, to name a few.

In 2013, DK India forayed into local publishing for the India market with Young Chefs in collaboration with celebrity chef Vikas Khanna. DK India intends to build on its success to publish 10-12 local titles each year, including in 2014 the following titles: Eyewitness Gandhi100 Indians Who Made History, and Find It Delhi. The first adult title Shaken and Stirred came out in 2015, along with a series for children – the Chhota Bheem English and Maths workbooks. In 2016, 100 Events that Made Indian History and Gardening in Urban India were published.

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