Forlagið (meaning "The Publishing House") is the largest publishing house in Iceland.[1][2] It publishes around 150 titles a year[3] under five different imprints: JPV, Mál og menning, Vaka-Helgafell [is], Iðunn [is], and Ókeibækur.[4] It is also publishes maps.[1]

The company was created in 2007 when Mál og menning bought the publishing arm of Edda [is] and merged with JPV.[1] In 2008 it merged with Vegamót.[5] Mál og menning is a controlling shareholder of Forlagið.[1] At the time of its creation, it was ten times larger than the second largest Icelandic publishing house.[6] In 2017, it had a 50% share of the general publishing market in Iceland,[7] and was four times larger than the second largest, Bjartur-Veröld.[7]

Annual net profits are around 50 million ISK (410,000 USD in 2016).[1]

In 2020, the Swedish audiobook service Storytel bought 70% of the company.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Forlagið hefur alltaf skilað hagnaði". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Forlagið hættir að selja bækur í plasti". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ Hauksdottir, Kristrun (1 September 2016). "About Forlagid". Forlagið bókabúð (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Um útgáfuna". Forlagið (in Icelandic). 6 November 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Forlagið sektað um 25 milljónir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Tífaldur munur á stærstu forlögunum". Vísir.is. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Forlagið skal enn lúta skilyrðum Samkeppniseftirlitsins". Vísir.is. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Forlagið selur Storytel AB 70% hlut". RÚV. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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