'DK Days' for booksellers unveiled

'DK Days' for booksellers unveiled

Booksellers have been invited to get a taste of what it is like to work at a publishing house by DK.

Bookshop employees have been invited to the publisher’s offices in London to experience an insider’s perspective into the creative process as part of 'DK Days'. The scheme is inspired by the success of the Bookseller Association’s ‘Shopfloor Publishers Project’, which saw publishers work behind the tills in a variety of bookshops.

According to a DK spokesperson, the day will “promote knowledge sharing and provide a unique insight into the daily life” of the firm, which publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children.

The company’s c.e.o, Ian Hudson, said he hoped "these days will provide a motivating, learning and fun experience for all of those involved and will help us to better understand each other’s priorities and needs”.

Tim Godfray, chief executive of The Booksellers Association, said: “It is so heartening to see how, in the last few years, publishers are fully appreciating the value of bookshops and the unique contribution they make to the supply chain. DK Days is a welcome initiative to bring booksellers into the heart of DK’s publishing.”

The Shopfloor Publishers Project launched in September 2016 and saw publishing chiefs such as Faber c.e.o Stephen Page and Canongate c.e.o Jamie Byng spend a day in a bookshop to learn about the other side of the trade.