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Egmont Books

Egmont Books comprises the part-owned Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm, and the Danish publisher Lindhardt og Ringhof. Both publish print books, audiobooks, e-books, and educational material. 

Key figures 2017

Revenue when including Egmont’s share of Cappelen Damm: EUR 132 (123) million.
Revenue: EUR 48 (44) million.
Operating profit: EUR 5 (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 approximately 600 new book titles in 2017 and has digitised a total of 20,000 titles. Lindhardt og Ringhof achieved revenue growth, but operating profit was affected by planned digital investments. The publisher was behind several strong titles in 2017, including Danish authors Anne Mette Hancock, Steffen Jacobsen, and Sissel-Jo Gazan.

Saga Egmont, which publishes e-books and audiobooks, is now present in Sweden, Norway and Germany and is planning further European expansion in 2018.

Norway’s largest publisher, Cappelen Damm, generated record revenue, published more than 1,500 book titles, and is the market leader in Norway with authors such as Roy Jacobsen, Lars Saabye Christensen, and Dan Brown. Cappelen Damm further strengthened its position through acquisition of the three publishers Font, Fontini and Arneberg.