Andersen Press

Andersen Press is a British book publishing company. It was founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge, and was named after Hans Christian Andersen. Random House has a holding in the company and has a strong association with Andersen.[1][2]

Andersen Press
Founded1976 (1976)
FounderKlaus Flugge
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionThe Book Service (UK)
Lerner Publishing Group (USA)
Publication typesBooks

The first book on the list was Goldilocks and the Three Bears by the then newly discovered Tony Ross, who wrote the popular children's series The Little Princess. The Andersen Press list now consists of over 1000 published titles, the majority of which are still in print.

Andersen Press specialises in picture books and children’s fiction and the authors that it publishes include Melvin Burgess, Max Velthuijs, Ralph Steadman, Quentin Blake, Jeanne Willis and Emma Chichester Clark. Possibly the most well-known character on the list is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, created by David McKee

See also


  1. "Andersen Press celebrates silver jubilee", Bookseller, 14 September 2001.
  2. "About us - Company history", Random House, accessed 23 November 2008.

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