Hachette UK buys Laurence King Publishing

Hachette UK buys Laurence King Publishing

Hachette UK has bought arts and gifts specialist Laurence King Publishing (LKP) for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will see m.d. Laurence King, who founded the firm in 1991, depart after a six-month period as consultant. Meanwhile, the company will be split into three components, with its gift, trade and art publishing becoming an imprint of Orion Publishing Group under the LKP name, run by Anna Valentine, executive publisher of Trapeze, Seven Dials and Orion Spring. LKP's student and professional publishing will become a Quercus imprint and its children’s publishing will form part of Hachet...

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