Recently, we have seen more and more books published year round, but Christmas is still the most important season for books. Annually, around 800 books are published in Iceland – in a nation of just 340,000 people. 60% of Icelanders get one book for Christmas, and 70% of Icelanders give books for Christmas. That’s a lot of books! In November, The Icelandic Publisher's Association sends every household a free magazine called Bókatíðindi, or in English, The Tidings of Books. This amazing magazine contains almost all books published in Iceland over the year and is used by booksellers and book buyers alike. Until the magazine arrives, little is known about what books will be out for Christmas, but readers can be sure of one thing, and that is that the crime writers Arnaldur Indriðason, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jonasson will have a new book every year and these books are eagerly awaited by their thousands of fans.