By: Penguin Press

The Penguin Group is one of the world's premier publishers of fiction and nonfiction under an array of recognizable imprints including Penguin, Hamish Hamilton, Putnam, Berkley, Viking and Dorling Kindersley (DK). Due to conflicting copyright laws and worldwide publishing agreements, it maintains divisions delineated by geography: Penguin Group (USA) handles the firm's U.S. publishing interests and Penguin Publishing handles the company's operations in the U.K. Other subsidiaries handle production and distribution in smaller markets. In addition to selling English language titles in the United States and U.K., the company vends its word-filled wares in Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, India and China. The Penguin Group consistently ranks as one of the top-three publishers in the major English-speaking countries of the world and it was the recipient of the British Book Industry Award for Publisher of the Year in 2007.