New York City
Walker Publishing Company, or Walker and Company
Established by Sam Walker
Under chairman Ramsay Walker acquired by Bloomsbury, December 2004
In the database, succeeded by Walker Books / Bloomsbury USA
, late 2012
From 2005 Walker operated as a division of Bloomsbury subsidiary Bloomsbury USA
; that remained so, as of one late 2009 copyright page. Late in 2012 the Bloomsbury USA imprint was renamed "Walker Books" (unknown source).
For news, always reported with some back story, see Publishers Weekly
2005-01-03, 2013-06-20, 2014-03-17, 2017-08-10.
The story concludes ("Candlewick to Publish Walker Books in U.S.") with acquisition of US rights to the "Walker" name by the established US partner of Walker Books (UK)
, Candlewick Press, which will inaugurate its "Walker Books" US list in Autumn 2018.