Novamedia undertakes activities in the field of publishing that contribute directly to well-informed citizens and to the pleasure of reading. Novamedia has always been active in new and traditional media. In the past, it was co-owner of the Call Factory and of Independent Media, which launched The Moscow Times and Cosmopolitan in Russia in the late nineties. Currently, Novamedia has a 100% interest in Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers, the online Bookshop eci and the bookstore Scheltema.

The ECI Literature Prize for the best literary work in the Dutch language published in the past year has gone to Rivieren by Martin Michael Driessen. As well as a prize of €50,000, Driessen was also presented with the award statue and the Readers’ Award of €10,000.


Nieuw Amsterdam Publishers is a dynamic, independent publishing house consisting of Bas Lubberhuizen, Fontaine Uitgevers, Nieuw Amsterdam and Wereldbibliotheek. It is specialised in high-quality books and publishes fiction as well as non-fiction in the categories of literature, art, culture, science, society, lifestyle and current affairs, with a focus on the Dutch market.

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Eci was founded in 1967 to stimulate reading in the Netherlands, and was restarted in 2014 with the help of Novamedia. Eci works according to the conviction that reading books enriches, connects and helps to make the world a more beautiful place. Since its restart, eci has been transformed into the leading online bookshop where you can buy a book in an easy way. Eci employs over 68 true book-lovers who help readers to find their next favourite book. Moreover, loyal customers are rewarded with a 20% discount.

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Scheltema is a leading bookshop in the Netherlands. It was established in 1853 and restarted in 2014 by Novamedia, which re-established the bookshop as an icon of the city of Amsterdam. Scheltema offers a wide range of new and second-hand books, periodicals and expert advice. Employing 47 people, Scheltema has more than 3,200 square metres of floor space, over 125,000 titles and a coffee bar. It organises hundreds of events a year and offers SameDayDelivery for online customers.

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