Publishing Divisions

DK Company Structure

DK Children’s 0-9:

Responsible for first books for babies and toddlers to preschool activities that prepare children for school, all their books are designed to be used at home to support and extend school skills, turning basic learning into fun.

This team created our first ever online children’s resource,, which brings together DK’s rich bank of content and stunning images. DKfindout! truly reflects our promise to inform, entertain and educate, all in a safe online environment and is designed to help children succeed in the classroom and at home.


DK Licensing:

The Licensing division produces an extensive range of internationally recognised and best-selling books for children and adults, based on film, comics, toys, TV and other popular culture tie-ins. The team work with leading licensors such as Lucasfilm, LEGO®, Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, WWE, and Warner Bros.


DK Life:

The Life team embraces lifestyle and health, so their list includes books for adults on cooking, drink, gardening, craft, home, pregnancy, fitness, and self-improvement. The books range from large gift books to quirky little impulse purchases on the latest health food obsession.


DK Knowledge:

The Knowledge division, the largest of them all, publish books for older children, adults and families on popular reference topics such as nature, science, history, art, design, sports, hobbies and even languages. They typically produce large, comprehensive books which are often translated into more than 20 languages with spectacular images conceived and commissioned specifically for that project.



DK’s Travel division is home to one of the world's most well-known Travel Guide brands: DK Eyewitness.

The DK Eyewitness Guides cover over 200 hundred destinations in both print, digital and online at Their guides offer in-depth views of the culture, popular sights and best food and drink options for each location, making sure our readers don’t miss a thing.


Alpha Books:

Alpha Books publishes adult non-fiction books across a wide range of categories. They create the Idiot’s Guides series, which alone includes nearly 500 titles across 30 categories. The Idiot’s Guides have been around for 20 years, they have been translated into 39 languages and collectively, have sold more than 35 million copies. Responsible for the user-generated website, where not only can you learn but also join everyday experts, to make learning AS EASY AS IT GETS!


Prima Games:

Part of DK, Prima Games is the world’s leading publisher of strategy content for PC and console video games, with more than 40 years of expertise in the video game industry. As the premiere provider of official, expert strategy content, Prima Games has the largest catalogue available and help gamers get the most out of their passion - video games, whether in print, digital or online at

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