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Why can I no longer buy books directly from

DK currently does not fulfill customer orders online. On our product pages, you will find links to many online retailers and bookstores where DK books are available for purchase. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.

If you have a query about a book you purchased before 10 April 2018 please contact our Customer Service team via email at Or you can also telephone us regarding your order on 01206 255 678. Lines are open 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. Monday to Friday. Calls are charged at national rate. In order to ensure the quality of our service we occasionally monitor calls.

Why can I no longer sign into

You can sign up to our newsletter but because DK no longer fulfills orders we do not offer account set-up.

How do I return a book?

We’re sorry to hear that you would like to return one of our books. We apologise for any errors that may have occurred when the book was printed. If you have a faulty book please return it to the store you purchased it from. DK sells its books to bookshops, who in turn have their own returns policies and will be able to advise you here.

How do I request permission to reproduce material from a DK title?

To license content:

Text permissions - adult:

Text permissions - children's:

How do I discuss creating a bespoke DK title for my company?

We work with companies of all shapes and sizes, creating bespoke products for their needs. From a digital product to a customised book, we can show you examples of our custom publishing and help create a solution that suits your business. Contact for more information.


Marketing and Publicity

How do I request a review copy?

Please contact our press office on

My company/organisation would like to use DK books in a promotion, how can I do that?

We’d be happy to discuss this. Contact us on

Where can I find out more about your competitions

For a list of competitions and their relevant terms and conditions click here. For information about a previous competition please email



What is your privacy policy?

Click here to find out more about how important we view the issue of privacy online for adults and children.

Where are the terms and conditions for your website?

Click here to view.


General Queries

How can I get my book published?

We don't accept unsolicited manuscripts at DK. However, if you are looking for general advice on submitting a manuscript, your local library is a great place to start. Alternatively, a Literary Agent will know the most suitable publisher to take your manuscript to. A comprehensive listing of UK literary agents can be found in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, published annually by A & C Black.

How do I find out more about working for you?

For Jobs & HR information please visit our jobs minisite

Can I get help with my project?

We regularly receive requests for information, assistance and interviews for student research projects. Unfortunately due to time constraints and confidentiality we are unable to help here but we wish you all the best in your studies. 

How do I get more information about product safety?

We would be happy to help; please contact us on


Apps and eBooks

Where can I find out more information about your apps

We publish a number of apps for iOS and Android. Visit this page for more information about our apps or visit the app store in your device.

I’ve never used an eBook, what do I need to know?

eBooks are digital files that can be used on computer screens, eReaders and mobile devices such as Tablets and mobile phones. They can be downloaded from the Internet or via a device. eBooks are interactive and often have enhanced features in the form of extra content.

How can I buy an eBook?

You can buy DK eBooks at the websites of a number of online retailers. Choose the title you want and make sure you have already downloaded the appropriate software to read it. Follow the instructions on the retailer site to purchase and download the file. To download an eBook you will need a device that can be connected to the Internet. This might be a PC, laptop, handheld computer, eReader, tablet device or smartphone. In some cases the device may already have eBook reading software and a gateway to a library of eBooks. In other cases you may need to install and activate eBook reading software.

The eBook I want to buy has a link to the retailer site but when I select it, the eBook is not available, where can I purchase it?

In most cases, where an eBook is available for a title, it will be available from all major retailers. However, there are some instances where we are unable to provide certain types of eBook to all of our retail partners. If the eBook you are looking for is not available from your chosen retailer then please select another.

What is the returns policy for eBooks?

The returns policy will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase on the retailer site. Please refer to these for more information.