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Read more about our different businesses here. For more information about company-specific activities, imprints and or titles, or for management and contact details, please follow the links to local websites. Can’t find what you are looking for? Send us an email at

Bonnier’s Swedish book publishing and book club activities are gathered in Bonnierförlagen AB. Bonnierförlagen is the leading publishing group in Sweden, with a wide variety of publishers and imprints, including Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bazar Förlag, Bokförlaget Forum, Bokförlaget Hedvig, Bonnier Audio, Bonnier Carlsen, Bonnier Bookery, Bonnier Fakta, Fenix forlag, Gondol, Lovereads, Max Ström, Romanus & Selling, Wahlström & Widstrand, and Älska pocket. Bonnierförlagen also includes the book clubs Bonniers Bokklubb and Månadens bok as well as the agency Bonnier Rights and Bonnier Brands.

Bonnierförlagen’s vision is to create and distribute stories that affect, enlighten, entertain and educate.

Werner Söderström OY, WSOY, publishes a wide range of Finnish and translated literature, fiction and non-fiction, for all age groups. Founded in 1878, WSOY is a household name in Finland as the publisher of a great many classic Finnish authors. In recent years, the publishing house has grown into a fully-fledged publishing group and now also includes publishing houses Johnny Kniga,, Kosmos, Tammi, and Bazar.

WSOY strives to be the vanguard of Finnish literature, to discover and to publish the very best of writers both in Finland and the world at large.

Bonnier Books UK is a major UK publisher with sales of £80m. Home to 12 adult and children’s imprints, they publish across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – Bonnier Books UK’s firm belief is that every book matters.

Their talented authors include Wilbur Smith, Lynda La Plante, Heather Morris, Rosie Goodwin, T.M. Logan, Stacey Halls, Prof. Steve Peters, Ollie Ollerton, Konnie Huq, Garth Nix, Jonny Duddle and Rochelle Humes – to name but a few. They are also proud to publish for major brands including Disney, Marvel and Bear Grylls.

Bonnier Media Deutschland

Bonnier Media Deutschland is the second largest publishing group in Germany and the market leader in children’s books and comics. Bonnier Media Deutschland has for the past 20 years gathered the publishing activities in Germany and it currently comprises of publishing houses ArsEdition, Carlsen, Hörbuch Hamburg, Münchner Verlagsgruppe, Piper, Thienemann-Esslinger, and Ullstein.

Bonnier Media Deutschland focuses primarily on fiction, children’s and youth books, non-fiction, gift books and comics. The headquarter is in Munich.

Bonnier Books Polska

Bonnier Books Polska consists of publishing houses Marginesy and Jaguar.

Marginesy Publishing House was founded in 2008 as a family company. Within the first years of operating it made a significant impact on the Polish publishing market – thanks to successful Polish and foreign titles, elaborated editorial designs and well-conducted promotional activities. It was acquired by Bonnier in 2013. In 2017, the publishing house Jaguar, focusing on children’s and young adult books, was acquired and Bonnier Books Polska was established.

Bonnier Books Polska offers readers richly illustrated autobiographies and biographies, fiction by Polish and foreign authors, and children’s books.

Cappelen Damm Holding AS is Norway’s largest publishing group, consisting of the publishing house Cappelen Damm and distribution company Sentraldistribution. It is jointly owned Bonnier Books (50%) and the Danish media group Egmont (50%).

The publishing house Cappelen Damm was established in 2007, as the result of the merger between J.W. Cappelens Forlag, founded in 1829, and N.W. Damm & Son, founded in 1843. Cappelen Damm publishes more than 1 500 new titles per year, from fiction, non-fiction and children’s books to educational and teaching literature for kindergarten up to university.

Semic publishes a large variety of non-fiction and children’s books in Sweden. It was founded in 1950, initially as a publisher of comic books.

Today, Semic targets young and old readers, avid readers as well as those who rarely buy books.

Pocket Shop is a leading retailer of paperbacks, selling a wide selection of front exposed books in locations  where many people are on the move. With a passionate and knowledgeable staff, Pocket Shop helps readers find exactly what they are looking for. And maybe something else.

Pocket Shop was founded in Stockholm in 1989, with the vision that everyone should have the opportunity to own and enjoy books. Pocket Shop can be found in Sweden and Germany.

Akateeminen Kirjakauppa

Akateeminen Kirjakauppa (“Akateeminen”) is a high-quality bookstore chain in Finland. It was founded in 1893 and become part of Bonnier Books in 2015. Akateeminen offers a wide selection of books – in Finnish, Swedish and other languages – office and stationery supplies, as well as other related products.

The flagship store, Kirjatalo, in Helsinki is a 2 800 m2 carefully curated bookstore and was designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1960’s.

BookBeat is a digital subscription service that offers unlimited access to a wide selection of audiobooks and e-books from the industry’s leading publishers. BookBeat was launched by Bonnier Books in Sweden in 2016, and has since expanded to Finland, Germany, Denmark, and 24 more countries.

BookBeat is currently the second largest book subscription service in Sweden and the market leader in Finland.

Gutkind Forlag

Gutkind Forlag was founded in January 2020 with the ambition to publish quality literature: from the singular and demanding to the broadly appealing and entertaining. Primary focus is Danish and translated literature for adult readers.

Gutkind aims for its publications to be highly visible and relevant for readers and is devoted to strengthening authors’ diverse voices within the public conversation.

Gutkind is a modern publishing house, run with professionalism, personality, and openness.

Alpha Forlag publishes Danish and foreign fiction. They publish books of a high literary quality and a broad range, children’s and youth books with that something special at heart, and a few, hand-picked non-fiction titles that contribute something extra to their field.

Alpha is a young and unique Danish publisher which has already made a mark on the publishing scene.