Baton Wicks

Baton Wicks

Diadem Books Limited, established in 1978 by Ken Vickers and Ken Wilson, was sold to Hodder and Stoughton in 1989 and was run from within the Hodder group with Wilson as publisher. Following the Hodder/Headline merger, Diadem publishing ended in 1993. Wilson left the company and set up Bâton Wicks to publish new titles and steadily re-acquire the Diadem list which included the likes of Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Cold Climbs.
 
In 2013 Vertebrate Publishing acquired the entire business of Bâton Wicks Publications, including books published under the Diadem imprint.