Egmont Publishing

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In November 2013 Egmont unified the leading global children’s publisher, Egmont Kids Media, and the most profitable magazine publisher in the Nordic countries, Egmont Magazines, to create a strong, integrated international publishing business.

Egmont Publishing contributes 40% of Egmont’s total revenue.

The new unit publishes over 100 weekly and monthly magazines for adults, hundreds of children’s magazines as well as children’s books and digital services.

The division recorded a drop in operating profit in 2013, a decline chiefly attributable to the costs incurred from unifying the businesses and to challenges in the children’s media market.

Magazines are a well-performing part of Egmont Publishing and make up 80% of earnings.

In 2013 Egmont Publishing bought three Norwegian magazine titles in the housing and interior segment from Schibsted.

A previous acquisition in this segment, the home and country living publication Lev Landlig, was the year’s top ranker in terms of circulation growth with a 40% increase.

Launched in the UK in 2013, the Minecraft books achieved success with 300,000 copies sold.


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