Company History of Usborne Books and Usborne Books & More
Publishing Usborne Books for 40 Years
"Founded by Peter Usborne in 1973, Usborne pioneered a completely new generation of entertaining, colourful and friendly non-fiction books. Since its foundation, Usborne has been the publisher that children themselves love for its humorous, factual and fun books."
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How Usborne Books Were "Born"
The following is excerpts from an article that appeared in the Tulsa Tribune on October 8, 1986.
Peter Usborne of London is one of the world's leading publishers of children's books - almost all of them non-fiction...
...Usborne came to book publishing with a background of having founded "Private Eye," a British humor magazine. "My wife announced that she was pregnant, and suddenly, it seemed the only thing worth doing in life was doing books for children," he said.
But even though he determined to publish books of information, Usborne's impish sense of humor set the tone.
History of Usborne Books & More
Usborne books are produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. Educational Development Corporation based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the United States trade publisher of Usborne books.
The Home Business Division (Usborne Books & More) began its operation on March 1, 1989. The Usborne Books & More Home Business Division distributes Usborne books through independent Consultants who sell directly to the consumer via Usborne home parties, website sales, book fairs, fundraisers and to the school/library market.
In 2009, Educational Development Corporation acquired Kane/Miller Publishing - the "more" in Usborne Books & More.
Kane/Miller Books Publishing specializes in award-winning children's books from around the world. Kane/Miller is a publisher that has name recognition in the school and library market as librarians and teachers appreciate the uniqueness and multi-cultural aspects that Kane/Miller books offer.
Mission Statement of Usborne Books & More
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