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Walker Books

Walker Books

History | Submissions | Works in WWEnd | Authors | Images

Founded: 1978
Founded by: Sebastian Walker
Location: 87 Vauxhall Walk
LondonSE11 5HJ
England
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History

Sebastian Walker created Walker Books with colleagues Amelia Edwards and Wendy Boase, initially working out of a spare bedroom. The company published 18 books in 1980, but has grown considerably, and now publishes 300 books per year.

In 1991, the success of Walker Books' Where's Wally? series enabled the company to expand into the American market, starting a sister company called Candlewick Press in 1991. In 1993, Walker Books also entered the Australian market by establishing another sister company, called Walker Books Australia.

Walker is the world's leading, employee-owned independent publisher of children's books. Working with the best authors and illustrators, Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.

The company's logo of a bear holding a candle was designed by Helen Oxenbury.

In 2001, co-founder of Walker Books Amelia Edwards won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her contributions to children's literature as the publisher's art director.

The vibrant, international Walker Books Group includes Walker Books UK, Candlewick Press in America and Walker Books Australia. Walker Productions develops Walker content for other media platforms with a range of media partners.

The company have supported Bliss, the special care baby charity, since 2008.


Submission Details

Owing to the large volume of manuscripts received, we are currently unable to accept any unsolicited fiction or picture book submissions.


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Authors Published

• Patrick Ness  • Anthony Horowitz  • Alison Croggon  • Dorothy Madlee  • Alice Norton  • Benjamin Bova  • Harry Harrison  • Ambelin Kwaymullina  • John Morressy  • Roger Zelazny  • Harlan Ellison  • Alison Goodman  • Cordelia Sherman  • Sterling Lanier  • Hugo Gernsback  • Roger Elwood  • Matt Haig  • Philip Farmer  • Anne McCaffrey  • Robert Silverberg  • Katherine Kurtz  • Stanislaw Lem 


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