Founded in 1991 by managing director Laurence King, 61, this London-based publisher specialises in books on the creative arts, which it sells through its website and via distributors and bookshops. The company has benefited from an increase in the popularity of its adult colouring books, such as Johanna Basford’s bestselling 2013 title, Secret Garden, which continued to sell more than 440,000 copies worldwide in 2016. International sales hit £26.1m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank32
CompanyLaurence King Publishing
ActivityPublisher
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa85.33%
International sales £000s26,085
Total sales £000s35,061
Staff49
Founded1991
Websitewww.laurenceking.com

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