Oslo-based PR agency Geelmuyden Kiese has set up a publishing arm
which will be financially independent from next year, with offices in
Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
GK has used profits to publish translations of major European writers
since 1989, but has now hired four people to set up an independent
company, Geelmuyden Kiese Publishers.
The group is headed by Haakon Harket.
The project realises a long-held ambition of GK director Hans
Geelmuyden, who founded the agency ten years ago after walking out of
his job as the editor of daily newspaper, Morgen Bladet.
Geelmuyden left the paper after a quarrel with its owner over editorial
independence. He decided not to return to publishing until he could
finance his own publications.
GK Publishers will specialise in art and fiction books, and financial