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Public (Nasdaq CopenhagenGYLD A, GYLD B)
Industry Publishing
Founded 1770
Founder Søren Gyldendal
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Key people
Stig Andersen
Henrik E. Nyegaard
Products Books
Revenue 772.9 million DKK (2006)[1]
112.2 million DKK (2006)
Number of employees
437 (as of 2006)
Subsidiaries Nordisk Bog Center A/S
GB-Forlagene A/S
Gyldendal Akademisk A/S
Forlaget Systime A/S
Skolemedia A/S
Danmarkshistorien I/S
Lærerbogklubben I/S
Superpocket I/S
Gyldendal Publishing House, Klareboderne 3, in Copenhagen.

Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag A/S, usually referred to simply as Gyldendal (Danish pronunciation: [ˈɡylˀəndæːˀl]) is a Danish publishing house.

Founded in 1770 by Søren Gyldendal, it is the oldest and largest publishing house in Denmark, offering a wide selection of books including fiction, non-fiction and dictionaries. Prior to 1925, it was also the leading publishing house in Norway, and it published all of Henrik Ibsen's works. In 1925, a Norwegian publishing house named Gyldendal Norsk Forlag ("Gyldendal Norwegian Publishing House") was founded, having bought rights to Norwegian authors from Gyldendal.

Gyldendal is a public company and its shares are traded on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (Nasdaq CopenhagenGYLD A, GYLD B).

Gyldendal stopped the print version of their encyclopedia in 2006, focusing instead on selling paid subscriptions for its online encyclopedia. By 2008 it had decided that it needed another approach to support that online site.[2] Since February 2009 Gyldendal is publishing an online, subscription-free encyclopedia.[3]


Subsidiaries include:

  • Rosinante
  • Høst & Søn
  • Samlerens Forlag
  • Forlaget Forum
  • Forlaget Fremad
  • Hans Reitzels Forlag
  • Munksgaard Danmark
  • Academica
  • Systime
  • Exlibris
  • Nordisk Bog Center

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag A/S Årsrapport 2006" (in Danish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Noam Cohen, "Start Writing the Eulogies for Print Encyclopedias", The New York Times, 16 March 2008
  3. ^ "Om Den Store Danske" [About the Great Danish] (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 21 February 2015. [self-published source]

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