Balancing the books at Laurence King

Balancing the books at Laurence King

You might think that Laurence King Publishing is celebrating its anniversary a year too late. In 2015, substantially because of the runaway success of its two Johanna Basford colouring books, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, LKP turned in a record performance, trebling its top line and increasing its profit tenfold. This year will not be so spectacular but there remains plenty for the firm to celebrate 25 years on from its beginnings.

Indeed, in conversation founder and managing director Laurence King is less focused on the colouring titles for which he is now celebrated, instead pointi...

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