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Industry Publishing
Founded 1770
Founder Søren Gyldendal
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Key people
Stig Andersen (CEO)
Henrik E. Nyegaard (Chairman)
Revenue 772.9 million DKK (2006)[1]
112.2 million DKK (2006)
Number of employees
437 (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: [ˈɡylˀəndæˀl]; OMXGYLD A, GYLD B) 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.

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, which currently has close to 200000 articles in Danish.[3]


Subsidiaries includes;

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


  1. ^ "Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag A/S Årsrapport 2006" (in Danish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ Noam Cohen, "Start Writing the Eulogies for Print Encyclopedias", New York Times, March 16, 2008
  3. ^ "Om Den Store Danske" [About the Great Danish] (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 2015-02-21. [self-published source]

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