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Egmont Books

Egmont Books comprises Norway’s leading publishing house, Cappelen Damm, and Denmark’s second-largest publisher, Lindhardt og Ringhof. Both publish fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, audiobooks, e-books, and educational material.

Key figures 2016

Revenue when including Egmont’s share of Cappelen Damm: EUR 123 (126) million.
Revenue: EUR 44 (44) 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 published around 600 new book titles in 2016 and was behind a number of acclaimed and prize-winning books. Merete Pryds Helle’s Folkets skønhed was nominated for a number of awards and won both the Golden Laurel Prize and the Politiken Literature Prize.

Saga Egmont, a publisher of e-books and audiobooks, showed continued growth, partly through seven acquisitions, including Germany’s Steinbach Sprechende Bücher, Sweden’s Ljud Classicas and Denmark’s Forlaget Rosenkilde. Saga Egmont expects to have digitised 15,000 book titles by the end of 2017.  

Norway’s largest publisher, Cappelen Damm, enjoyed its best year ever. It released more than 1,500 titles and is the market leader in Norway with bestselling authors such as Vigdis Hjorth, Selma Lønning Aarø, Karin Fossum, Lars Kepler, Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen, Sophie Elise Isachsen and Torbjørn Færøvik.  

The bookstore chain, Tanum, opened the first of five shops at Oslo Airport in 2016.