Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam – Wereldbibliotheek, a subsidiary of Novamedia will be taking over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen with effect from 1 January 2015. Before the end of January, the publishing house will be moving with all its employees to the building on the Johannes Vermeerstraat in Amsterdam. Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen will serve as a top-quality supplement to the two existing publishing houses. Intensive cooperation will both increase its own strength and opportunities, as well as those of Nieuw Amsterdam and Wereldbibliotheek.

In sync with Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek earlier this year, Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen will also continue under its name, signature, funds and funding, while retaining its staff and Wieneke ‘t Hoen as publisher. Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen publishes well finished, often illustrated non-fiction books and magazines about the cultural city and its history, residents and writers, focusing on Amsterdam.

Nieuw Amsterdam – Wereldbibliotheek hopes to strengthen the publishing house with complementary partners contributing new sales channels and/or products. Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen fits well substantively and qualitatively and the combination will make numerous new plans possible. All of the staff members are looking forward to the new cooperative relationship.
Wieneke ‘t Hoen: “In our initial talks it became clear that we share common ground in terms of our passion for the job, courage and business mentality. It’s a pity we have to give up our independence, but I’m looking ahead with complete confidence.”
Lidewijde Paris: “Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen is an unexpectedly beautiful gem. We’re looking forward to cooperating.”

The takeover will expand Novamedia’s media activities. Media and marketing firm Novamedia operates on the basis of the vision that the world can only benefit from strong social organisations and well-informed citizens. Acting on this basis, it took over Nieuw Amsterdam – Wereldbibliotheek, Boekenclub ECI and the Amsterdam-based bookstore Scheltema earlier this year.

Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam – Wereldbibliotheek employs 33 staff members and publishes around 150 titles a year. Recent titles include: Made in Europe by Pieter Steinz, Jozef en zijn broers (Jozef and his brothers) by Thomas Mann, Ripper by Isabel Allende and Tijdmeters (The Bone Clocks) by David Mitchell.

Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen employs a staff of four and publishes around twenty titles a year. Recent titles include: Hotelmens (Hotel Dweller) by Joseph Roth, Amsterdam! by Ed van der Elsken (in cooperation with Top Notch and Lecturis), Natuurlijk Amsterdam (Naturally Amsterdam) by Remco Daalder, Gerard Heineken. De man, de stad en het bier (Gerard Heineken. The man, the city and the beer) by Annejet van der Zijl (in cooperation with Querido) and Amsterdam onbewolkt – Stad in close-up (Cloudless Amsterdam – A City in Close-Up) by Peter Elenbaas and Lambiek Berends. It also publishes two magazines: De Parelduiker and Amstelodamum.