Once the contract has been signed, you will be assigned an editor and the real work begins. These old favecrafts pages have never been updated and misdirect so many people into wasting so many. Home page nigerian publishers association nigerian. All of these publishers are open to unsolicited submissions no agent required.
Ife, southwest nigeria and a masters degree in film production from leeds. Literamed publications nigeria limited is nigerias leading children book publisher and the publisher of lantern books working particularly on school textbooks ranging from comic, story books and lots more. David philip publishers was a renowned independent book publisher in south africa, famous for publishing nobel prize laureates wole gordimer and nadine goridmer. Literamed publications nigeria ltd, a leading childrens book publisher in nigeria was incorporated in 1969. Our publishing house is on a mission to redefine book publishing in nigeria and beyond, and.
May 24, 2018 if you are looking to share your works with one of the biggest childrens book publishers in the us, flashlight press is your answer. Important book fairs, festivals, and conferences coming in. How to publish a book in nigeria information guide in. Today, literamed publications limited is nigerias leading childrens book publisher, and its imprint, lantern books, has become a household name in nigeria and throughout west africa. Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers and educators from kindergarten through college. Nowadays some of the best book publishers in in abuja are open to support selfpublishing as a new way of business. Literamed publications nigeria limited lagos, nigeria. Publishing trends news, opinions, and stats in the changing. We receive a large number of submissions and because of that please note the following terms and conditions apply when making a submission.
Finding a book publisher is the dream of many authors, but there are many predatory publishers that will take advantage. Heinemann publisher of professional resources and provider. The activity has grown from small beginnings into a vast and complex industry responsible for the dissemination of all manner of cultural material. Feb 24, 2017 ranking americas largest publishers the publisher of harry potter was the sixthlargest trade publisher last year based on unit sales through bookscan. This is the one book event with high children participation. It was 1999 that david philip publishers became new africa books through merging with two small publishing houses. Bloomsbury publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. Literamed is nigeria s current leading children book publisher. Ten respected publishers that accept unsolicited submissions. Jun 26, 2017 who are the publishers accepting submissions directly from authors and illustrators these days but who are still solid and reliable.
Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. English language publishers of nigeria listing 1 to 10 of 14 english publishers listed in the nigerian publishers directories page 1 of 2 of all the publishing companies in the directory of publishers of nigeria that are listed under english publishers. Neither ngex nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. By reading published books in your genre, youll be able to make. Based in the heart of lagos, were passionate about what we do. Book publishing in nigeria is one of the oldest businesses in the history of the nation. Bookcraft then entered into a groundbreaking, joint publishing partnership with ukbased methuen publishers to. Neil patrick harris choose your own autobiography fifty shades of chicken american grown michelle obama max brooks zombie world tell to win peter guber ready player one frances mayes decision points george w. With 24 titles on its list including the work of chimamanda ngozi adichie the company is leading a revolution in the movement to publish books by africans for africans. He was previously sales manager at moody publishers. Sep 21, 2018 david philip publishers was a renowned independent book publisher in south africa, famous for publishing nobel prize laureates wole gordimer and nadine goridmer.
Top nigerian book publishers still active literature nigeria. Unqualified authorpublishers, poor production, inadequate distribution, and lack of capital are all evident. Here is to promoting and improving the reading culture among nigerians and africans as a whole. Use our widget to share this book fair information on your website.
The budget is determined by figuring out much it would cost to make the book and how much the publisher thinks they can make as a net profit. It provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to attain secondary education and beyond. Home communication history of printing and publishing in nigeria. To counter deseret book s gospelink cdrom and website, bookcraft released an expanded infobases collectors library in 1998 on cdrom and on the new.
About black tower publishers black tower global enterprise is a company, which runs the mainline online and traditional publishing organization. This book publishing company was established in 1969 and since then, the company had worked it way up as one of the best publishing companies in the country. Literary agent mark gottlieb explains the basics to help you get published. Bookcraft then created online stores for its network of resellers, to counter deseret book s web sales. Company is working in advertising, newspaper publishers business activities. List of best book publishers in lagos, nigeria, top book publishers in lagos, nigeria, book publishers near me, best book publishers. Shawn quinn has retired from his position as accounting director at porchlight book company, while terry taylor joins as custom projects coordinator and dan brouchard joins as customer service specialist.
Addresses and contact information of publishers in ibadan, oyo, nigeria. To counter deseret books gospelink cdrom and website, bookcraft released an expanded infobases collectors library in 1998 on cdrom and on the new. Our book printing house will work with you based on your budget, and still give your project the professional look it deserves. Read the problems and prospects of book publishing in nigeria. All information provided as is and for informational purposes only. They are situated at 23 adebajo street kongi layout, ibadan, nigeria. Publiseer is a digital publishing platform for african authors and artists.
Information on over 140 book fairs, book festivals, conferences, and related events taking place in north america over the next 12 months 2020 and 2021. Aug 01, 20 promote and market your book like a master. Problems and prospects of book publishing in nigeria. We publish and markets books for all levels of education i. If you write fiction or narrative nonfiction, a query letter is your first and often, your only chance to get an agent interested in reading and, with hope, signing your work. From production to editorial to sales and marketing, the range of jobs are varied and where you land depends solely on your interests and strengths. At intervarsity press, adam dalton joins as assistant director, trade sales. The illustrator is paid from the budget of the book. One of their notable authors is the late chinua achebe. Find addresses, telephones, contacts and locations. Our titles have quickly become easily recognisable, with their distinctive readerfriendly design and packaging. Every year, labaf plays host to over 2000 children and students, who are mentored through workshops on paintings, writings, readings, craft making, drama, dance, poetry and lots more. Top 10 publishing companies in nigeria best book publishers in. It has companies in london, new york, sydney and delhi.
To submit material for consideration, please send the material to. Nov 20, 2019 if you love books and youre interested in working in book publishing, you can choose from a number of available jobs. Publishers know that it is difficult to make a breakthrough producing other books apart from school texts. Kraft books, nigeria the autobiography of an orange seller by eric ikogho kraft books, nigeria birthcry by obi nwakanma kraft books, nigeria sale. Bookcraft africa ibadan, nigeria contact phone, address. Black tower global enterprise is a company, which runs the mainline online self publishing organization. Submit up to 6 poems on any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem. Over the years we have established a distinctive presence in the nigerian and african book market. Book publishing companies largest listings of book. The imprint will be edited by helon habila, a nigerian author and professor of creative writing at george mason university in the united states. Membership is open to publishers registered in nigeria as limited liability companies that have published a stipulated number of books. Bookcraft then created online stores for its network of resellers, to counter deseret books web sales.
All of the publishers on this list have published books that won or were nominated by industry members for awards. We want to have as much fun as possible creating the book. History of publishing, an account of the selection, preparation, and marketing of printed matter from its origins in ancient times to the present. Associations in the book sector the nigerian publishers association npathe main professional body for nigerian book publisherswas established in l965. Continue reading parresia publishers call for fiction submissions. The npa is the only collective voice of publishers in nigeria.
Executive director, sidmach technologies, mr mike olajide has called on authors and publishers to take a stand and fight the monster called piracy in order to save the book industry from collapse. Publishers accepting unagented manuscripts most of the large publishing houses require an agent, but smaller houses often accept manuscripts and proposals directly from writers, as do some of the genre publishers notably scifi and romance. The official facebook page of book craft publishing co. Bookcraft limited is a dynamic and innovative publishing company established in nigeria in 1988. Our fearless leaderreader, madeline mcintosh, gives us a peek at some of her favorite booksnovels, business books, memoirs, and everything in between. There are over 100 book publishers in nigeria, with ibadan and lagos as major publishing centres. The nigeria book fair trust has deemed it necessary to bring together all players in the creation of print, audio, and digital books across the country at her annual nigeria international book fair. Literamed has in its stable over 400 titles of books all widely accepted in nigerian schools. Our titles have quickly become easily recognisable, with their distinctive readerfriendly design and. Friday okonofua fas is a nigerian professor of gynecology and obstetrics. Nairaland forum entertainment literature book publishing in nigeria 25107 views. Mar 21, 2016 one of the easiest ways to learn what makes a good, standard query letter is simply to see an example of one that does its job well.
Book craft africa was established in nigeria twenty years ago and has ever since published a large number of titles. I personally own or have read at least one book by all of the publishers on this list. Expert urges authors, publishers to fight piracy the. List of books for primary education in nigeria primary 1 to 5. English language publishers of nigeria list of english. Beltam publishers nig ltd is a book publishing outfit based in lagos, publishing textbooks for nursery and primary schools. It is the publisher of the popular lantern books which is a household name among nigerians and across west africa. Bookcraft has done well for themselves and the publishing industry, providing upcoming publishing houses the. You need to find a publisher that respect your own work but also guide you to do it better. Primary school education is the basic form of education in nigeria. Nigerian primary school population is about 105 million. Bookcraft is a dynamic and innovative publishing company, established in nigeria over twentyfive years ago. Craft book publishers abrams books founded by harry n.
This is a vital step in the promotion and marketing of your book, andif done rightwill make the rest of the process infinitely easier. Americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie, things fall apart by chinua achebe, half of a yellow sun by chimamanda ngozi adichie, p. An educational resource and literary news blog for freelance writers, bookaholics, publishers, teachers, and everyone who wants to earn money from writing. Just added six new publishers to this list, and updated an older link from peachtree. Would it be inappropriate to send my manuscript with a book sample to various childrens book publishers. Its imprint, lantern books, is a household name in nigeria and west africa. Nigeria shares with other developing countries a variety of problems in providing adequate numbers of highquality books. Our mission is to promote the creativity of africans to the rest of the world. Below are a list of recommended books used for primary education in nigeria. Introduction book publishing in nigeria is essentially private and unregulated nigerian publishers association the main professional body for book publishers was established in 1965. Problems of the book publishing industry in nigeria. How to write the perfect query letter query letter example. There are easier ways to make money than going into publishing, it is a very. Bookcraft is a dynamic and innovative publishing company, established in nigeria.
The study is descriptive and data sourced from secondary sources. Abrams in 1949, abrams was the first company in the united states to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Please be kindly informed that we are not presently accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Every time someone asks us, was this book really printed here in nigeria. He is the pioneer vice chancellor of ondo state university of medical sciences and founder of women health and action research centre, a notforprofit organization headquartered in benin city, that focus on promoting female reproductive research. We enjoy the craft that goes into editing, book cover design, typesetting and marketing and selling, and wed want you to enjoy it for what it is a timehonoured craft. So if you have a story to tell, let us help you to get it published. Black tower publishers nig ltd could be your answer. Advance copies of the book are checked by the production editor. The largest book publishers are educational publishers, notably university press plc formerly oxford university press nigeria, founded 1949, longman nigeria plc, macmillan nigeria publishers ltd and evans brothers nigeria publishers ltd, all of which are affiliated with international groups. The abuja literary and arts festival debuted in 2018 in nigerias capital city. By publishing textbooks by established authors in line with approved curriculums to story books which serve as a springboard for young readers, lantern books.
By 1999, bookcraft was adding about 100 products annually to its catalog. The association provides a forum through which publishers come together and deliberate on various issues affecting the publishing industry and the book trade at large. Preprimary, primary, juniorsenior secondary and tertiary as well as leisure and general readership. Established in 2004, farafina books has become one of nigerias leading independent literary publishers. This is a story i had wanted to tell a long while ago, but events after my first book publication since 2010 had hindered it. Welcome to hebn publishers plc, established in nigeria as a sales outlet of heinemann educational books, uk in 1962. Book publishers in nigeria list of book publishers nigeria. Over the years we have established a distinctive presence in. Africa check is a nonpartisan organisation that exists to factcheck claims made in the public arena, impartially and fairly, and publish the results. In 2006, bookcraft published wole soyinkas bestselling memoir, you must set forth at dawn.
Book craft africa was established in nigeria for over twenty years ago and has ever since published a large number of titles which range from varying subject areas such as politics, literature, biography, history, etc. Aigboje higo enjoys a reputation as nigerias most eminent and highly respected publisher. Submissions can be made by agents or authors directly. Bush the land of painted caves jean auel devil in the white city erik larson franz kafkas metamorphosis the best recipes in the world mark bittman other peoples rejection. A discussion of the advantages of having a welldeveloped indigenous publishing industry follows, along with recommendations for establishing and promoting such an.
List of best book publishers in nigeria, top book publishers in nigeria, book publishers near me, best book publishers. Cordite is a new, traditionalstyle publishing company for genre fiction based in lagos, nigeria and is jointly owned by parresia publishers ltd and helon habila. It is a rallying point for all book, journals, and electronic publishers in the country since its inception. Pdf interview with bankole olayebi, bookcraft olatoun gabi. Quickly browse book publishing news and industry coverage from around the worldcontinuously updated and free for all.
The onibonje publishers experience after 50 years iwu juliana james iwu juliana james is a librarian at covenant university, in canaanland, ota, ogun state, nigeria. Mar 30, 2020 the world poetry day event themed voices in the cause of earth, organised by providusbank and presentation of soyinkas beyond aesthetics by his publishers, book craft, have both. At least amaco should have put a parting message on friendlyplastic. Initially the publisher under the british, he oversaw the periods of indigenisation of editorial policy and transition to majority local ownership. Book publishing in nigeria has seen some development. Book craft africa was established in nigeria for over twenty years ago and has ever since published a large number of titles which range from. The art of publishing in nigeria still needs some adjustment in order to make publishing reachable to many nigerians who wish to. The study examines the problems of book publishing industry in nigeria as books are effective medium of communication for intellectualism. Membership is open to publishers registered as limited liability companies in nigeria that have published a stipulated number of books. Creative writing news an educational resource and literary.
The company was created in 2004 by shari dash greenspan to publish and disseminate quality childrens books, and over one and half decades, theyve been driven by the same mission. Founder of the nigerian publishers association, his long association was with heinemann in nigeria. Need help learning how to write a nonfiction book proposal. Thank you for your interest in publishing with bookcraft. Find out who your book appeals to, get to know those people well, and be where they are, both online and off. Top book publishers in nigeria literature nigeria nairaland forum. This is the largest searchable and free book publisher listing on the web. A new history of a turbulent century by bronwen manby. Bookcraft has done well for themselves and the publishing industry, providing upcoming publishing houses the necessary template. Before the 1914 amalgamation of the diverse peoples on the geographical entity named nigeria, publishing had been in existence some 68 years earlier. Blood lines and other plays by chris anyokwu kraft books, nigeria chants of a minstrel by ezenwa ohaeto kraft books, nigeria. The world poetry day event themed voices in the cause of earth, organised by providusbank and presentation of soyinkas beyond aesthetics by his publishers, book craft, have both. Issues like poor financing, government regulation, poor reading culture, piracy and dearth of expertise were interrogated. The art of publishing in nigeria still needs some adjustment in order to make publishing reachable to many nigerians who wish to publish their work.366 1427 1491 337 1365 772 647 1608 328 595 648 885 375 378 608 955 659 208 216 436 425 1105 676 1133 543 1432 699 366 274 420 628 856 1431 1382 1014 610 927 1044 521 987 1486 1080 379