The Norwegian book industry

Facts and figures

See facts and figures on the Norwegian book market here (2018).

Publishers and agencies

The largest publishing houses in Norway are Cappelen Damm, Gyldendal, Vigmostad & Bjørke and Aschehoug. Other key publishing houses in the Norwegian book industry are Oktober, Pax, Universitetsforlaget, Kagge and Samlaget.

In Norway one also finds a rich abundance of small presses and growth in the number of newly established publishers. In 2018 all of 6,601 new titles and editions were published by Norwegian publishers that are members of the Norwegian Publishers Association.
(The statistics are only available in Norwegian, see details for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014).

See member publishers in the Norwegian Publishers Association here.

Norwegian literary agencies are: Cappelen Damm Agency, Gyldendal Agency, Hagen Agency, Immaterial Agents, Magikon, Northern Stories, Oslo Literary Agency, Stilton Agency and Winje Agency.

Click here for contact details to Literary Agencies in Norway.

Books from Norway provides you with English-language information about all genres of Norwegian literature. The information is provided by the rightsholders and NORLA.

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website for information about the project.

Frankfurt 2019