Audax Group today announces the acquisition of online bookstore BookSpot. BookSpot, with its in-depth e-commerce expertise and large collection of Dutch and English books, e-books, music, films and series and games is a valuable addition to the Audax Group. Not just the established e-commerce platform, but also the experienced people of BookSpot will enable Audax to accelerate its e-commerce ambitions for both its own physical stores and those of its franchisees. BookSpot will remain active under the current name.


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Newsroom archive

  1. In conversation with the new CEO of Novamedia, Sigrid van Aken
  2. €1 million for green start-ups that contribute to a better world
  3. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  4. Swedish start-up wins half a million euros for innovative algae-based material
  5. Five start-ups from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden compete for grand prize of 500,000 euros
  6. 25 start-ups have a chance of winning half a million euros in green business competition
  7. Podium Publishers joins Publishing House Nieuw Amsterdam
  8. Postcode Lotteries named 7th largest maritime philanthropic funder
  9. €1 million for start-ups that contribute towards a more sustainable planet
  10. Queen Máxima opens the Charity Lotteries’ new sustainably renovated office
  11. Tommy Wieringa wins the BookSpot Literature Prize 2018 with De heilige Rita
  12. The Postcode Lottery starts in Norway
  13. Dutch start-up wins half a million euros for air bubble curtain to combat plastic soup
  14. Sustainability Ribbon for Boudewijn Poelmann
  15. Start-ups from the UK, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States compete for grand prize of €500,000
  16. Bill Clinton visits the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands
  17. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  18. Frank Leeman has passed away
  19. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  20. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  21. Imme Rog appointed CMO of Novamedia
  22. BookSpot to sponsor the Gouden Strop
  23. Eci to continue as BookSpot
  24. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  25. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  26. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  27. The ECI Literature Prize 2017 and the ECI Readers' Prize 2017 have gone to De mensengenezer by Koen Peeters
  28. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  29. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  30. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  31. Hudson's Bay department store opts for Scheltema as book partner
  32. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  33. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  34. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  35. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  36. Founders donate their stake in Novamedia
  37. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  38. Martin Michael Driessen wins the 2016 ECI Literature Prize with Rivieren
  39. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  40. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  41. Petra Lubbers moves to Novamedia
  42. Ruud Esser stops as CFO of Novamedia on 1 May
  43. Josja Zijlstra and Ruud Esser are new directors of Nieuw Amsterdam
  44. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  45. Jeroen Brouwers wins the ECI Literature Prize 2015 with Het hout
  46. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  47. Nieuw Amsterdam acquires the Fontaine publishing house
  48. Nieuw Amsterdam - Wereldbibliotheek takes over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen
  49. AKO Literature Prize becomes the ECI Literature Prize
  50. Bookshop Scheltema is back on Rokin
  51. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  52. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  53. Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
  54. Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
  55. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  56. Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
  57. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  58. Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
  59. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  60. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  61. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  62. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  63. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  64. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities