Egmont owns Denmark's second-largest publishing company, Lindhardt og Ringhof, and co-owns Norway's leading publishing house, Cappelen Damm. We publish fiction, non-fiction, children's books, audiobooks, e-books and educational materials, digitally and in print.
Lindhardt og Ringhof is Denmark's second-largest publishing company with imprints in the form of children's publisher Carlsen and educational publisher Alinea with Akademisk Forlag, Alfabeta, Easy Readers, L&R Business and L&R Uddannelse. Cappelen Damm is Norway's largest publishing house, with activities spanning general literature and education as well as book clubs, e-commerce, the bookstore chain Tanum and the Sentraldistribusjon distribution business.
Lindhardt og Ringhof
Lindhardt og Ringhof publishes approximately 600 titles a year – most also as e-books. Last year the publisher released major bestsellers such as John Williams' Stoner and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. Leif Davidsen's travel book Steinbecks spøgelse and Michael Katz Krefeld's crime novel Savnet were among the biggest-selling titles in 2014, which also saw the publication of works by such prominent authors as Siri Hustvedt, Daniel Kehlmann and this year's Nobel Prize laureate for literature, Patrick Modiano. Topping the non-fiction bestseller list in 2014 were Claus Meyer's Bageskole, Søren Anker Madsen's Ghita Nørby and Henning Knudsen's botanical work Flora Danica. In 2015 such titles as Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, Søren Anker Madsen's Thomas – dagen efter dagen derpå and Jonas Eika Rasmussen's Lageret Huset Marie have been popular with readers.
In 2015 Lindhardt og Ringhof invited authors, translators, inheritors and other rights holders to join an initiative to publish older book titles as e-books on the publishing company's Sagabooks.dk platform. The aim is to digitise 15,000 works over the next two years.
The educational publisher Alinea delivers some of the best educational resources for professionals working with all age groups on all platforms. We make the materials versatile and accessible on various platforms so they can be adapted to the individual pupil, teacher and teaching approach – not vice-versa. We develop adaptive digital learning games for pre-schoolers and schoolchildren. The adaptive learning concept means that when a child answers correctly, the tasks set in the game get harder – if the child answers wrongly, they get easier.
Cappelen Damm publishes over 1,500 titles a year and is a clear leader in the literature market – fiction, non-fiction, children's books and documentaries – with bestselling authors like Trine Sandberg, Anita Krohn Traaseth, Lars Kepler, Ken Follett, John Williams, Thomas Piketty, Jonas Gahr Støre, Malala Yousafzai, Vigdis Hjorth, Bjørn F. Rørvik and Gry Moursund. Cappelen Damm publishes one in every three textbooks sold in Norway – from primary school to higher education – and also produces the digital aid, PPN, for the Danish and Norwegian health care services.