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...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now