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Egmont Books

Egmont Books consists of Norway’s largest publisher, Cappelen Damm, and Denmark’s second-largest publisher, Lindhardt og Ringhof. Both companies publish fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, audiobooks, e-books and educational materials. 

Key figures 2015

Revenue when including Egmont’s share of Cappelen Damm: EUR 126 (136) million.
Revenue: EUR 44 (47) million.
Operating profit: EUR 6 (6) million.
Revenue exclusive of Cappelen Damm, which is not included in the consolidated accounts due to the international accounting standards (IFRS).

Lindhardt og Ringhof enjoyed a strong year with revenue growth for the fourth consecutive year and published approximately 600 titles, including a number of the most prominent books in 2015. Jakob Sheikh’s account of the experience of young Danes going to Syria to fight, Danmarks børn i hellig krig, attracted wide interest, and the author received Berlingske Foundation’s Journalism Award. The Harper Lee classic To Kill a Mockingbird was republished and topped the bestseller lists – as did her second ”long lost” sequel Go Set a Watchman.

Lindhardt og Ringhof also launched Saga Books in 2015, which aims to digitise 15,000 book titles in the course of two years. Norway’s largest book publisher.   

Cappelen Damm, enjoyed its best year ever and achieved more than 4% growth in operating profit despite a generally declining market. Cappelen Damm published more than 1,500 titles and is market leader with bestselling authors such as Roy Jacobsen, Erlend Loe, Beate Grimsrud, Trine Sandberg and Lars Saabye Christensen.  

Cappelen Damm also won a tender for bookstore operations at Oslo Airport, where the retail-chain Tanum will establish five shops in 2017.