The Norwegian book industry

Facts and Figures

See key figures/Facts and Figures on the Norwegian book market here (2021).

Further details may be found in the annual reports made by the Norwegian Publishers Association. The reports are available in Norwegian only:
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Publishers and agencies

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

In Norway one also finds a rich abundance of small presses and growth in the number of newly established publishers. In 2021 all of 7,799 new titles and editions were published by Norwegian publishers that are members of the Norwegian Publishers Association.

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, Saga Literary Agency, Stilton Agency and Winje Agency.

Click here for contact details to Literary Agencies in Norway.