Basics

Basics.

JOIN THE EMOTION FAMILY: CALL FOR SUBMISSION

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Emotion Press, Nigeria was established in 2011 to project the future ones. Ever since then, we have published Lucius Ndimele, Emma Ohi, Adebayo Sakiru, Oluwafemi Oloidi, Femi Ogundairo, Ufuoma Bakporhe, and of recent Ikechukwu Patsy and Olaide Oladapo under the Omojojolo imprint.
The Omojojolo imprint offers authors, whose works must have been ascertained fit enough to be published by our in-house reader, at a reasonable budget, the best of publishing and publicity.
In the year 2013, Emotion Press launched BookRepublic – http://www.bukrepublik.com – an online literary magazine that has published several articles and interviewed emerging Nigerian writers. A year after, the company launched its literary television programme – Booktv Africa – a unique media platform aimed at making books seem cool to young Africans.

Publish with Us

We are presently considering manuscript submissions from writers of Nigerian descent who must be between the ages of 17 to 42. Five of the works will be published by March/April 2015 under the Omojojolo imprint, and the authors featured on the spotlight segment which will be shown on national TV.
Ten new authors will also be taken through the process of publishing and their books published and marketed on our new electronic bookstore. This new bookstore will be available on BookRepublic.

Mode of Submission

General Requirement
– All works must be attached to the body of the mail

- All works must be paginated and formatted in Calibri 12pt

- The submission query must include the author’s bio and an active mobile phone number. Please kindly include the phone number of another person and his full name, probably the next of kin.

Prose writers

All prose works must include the first three chapters of the work and a one page synposis.

Poets

The poet is expected to submit the first twenty poems of the anthology and a one page analysis of the creative work.

Non Fiction Writers

The first fifty pages and a one page proposal will be needed for this query.

Contact

- To submit for publication under the Omojojolo imprint: submissions@omojojolo.com.
– To submit for publication under the BookRepublic imprint; info@bukrepublik.com

PS. Please kindly note that response time varies. Normally, it should not take more than three weeks. Goodluck with publishing with Emotion Press.

Folarin Olaniyi
Publisher/ Managing Editor

JOIN THE EMOTION FAMILY: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

WATCH AFRICA’S FOREMOST LITERARY TELEVISION PROGRAMME

BookTV is Africa’s literary Television, set to promote the reading culture in major parts of the African continent where television as a broadcast medium is readily available. Watch author interviews, top listings in the publishing industry and latest book parties and launch in town. Please follow the link to watch the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br8SmCuVFA8&feature=youtu.be

 

To feature your books and educational products on the programme, please mail us today tvadverts@bukrepublik.com or call TJ 08076051463

PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITERS’ LABORATORY

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The Writer’s Laboratory will offer writers and illustrators the opportunity to pitch their new works to mainstream publishers.
Organized by BookRepublic, an online literary magazine published every Sunday on http://www.bukrepublik.com, The Writers’ Laboratory will set a pace for the necessary preparation needed by Nigerian writers, who are new to publishing, to face her uncertain storm.
We are offering our participants an hour every day to network with stakeholders in the industry. Representatives of certain publishing houses will be around to discuss probable publishing contract with writers and illustrators.

How To Participate
Date
June 20 – 21
Venue
University of Ibadan Hotel Board Room, Ibadan
Time
8am – 4pm [everyday]
Interested participants are to pay a fee of N10, 000 to;
Participants interested in securing accommodation for both days are to pay N18, 000 only. Limited spaces are available.
Bank Name: Stanbic IBTC Bank
Bank Account: 0005158185
Account Name: Emotion Press

Participation fee covers breakfast, lunch and certificate of participation for the two days. Interested participants are to forward a scanned copy of the bank teller , full name and mobile phone number to info@bukrepublik.com for reservation of seat. Forty seats available.

DEADLINE – May 20, 2014
For further enquiries, call 08131139894, 08064927622
You can also visit http://www.bukrepublik.com for updates on the seminar.

POSTPONEMENT OF THE WRITERS’ LABORATORY

 

 

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The maiden edition of The Writers’ Laboratory, which was supposed to hold between the 10th and 13th of May, 2014, is hereby postponed to the 20th and 21st of June, 2014. This is to give us enough time to plan for our participants who will be coming from different places all over the country and open our application window for interested participants who have shown interest but couldn’t meet up with the former deadline. First of her kind, the seminar for budding writers and book illustrators will feature top publishers, editors and captains of the book industry.
The Writer’s Laboratory will also offer writers and illustrators the opportunity to pitch their new works to mainstream publishers.
Organized by BookRepublic, an online literary magazine published every Sunday on http://www.bukrepublik.com, The Writers’ Laboratory will set a pace for the necessary preparation needed by Nigerian writers, who are new to publishing, to face her uncertain storm.
We are offering our participants an hour everyday to network with stakeholders in the industry. Representatives of certain publishing houses will be around to discuss probable publishing contract with writers and illustrators.

How to Participate
Date
June 20 – 21
Venue
University of Ibadan Hotel Board Room, Ibadan
Time
8am – 4pm [everyday]
Interested participants are to pay a fee of N10, 000 to;
Participants interested in securing accommodation for both days are to pay N18, 000. Limited spaces available.
Bank Name: Stanbic IBTC Bank
Bank Account: 0005158185
Account Name: Emotion Press

Participation fee covers breakfast, lunch and certificate of participation for the two days. Interested participants are to forward a scanned copy of the bank teller , full name and mobile phone number to info@bukrepublik.com for reservation of seat. Forty seats available.

DEADLINE – May 20, 2014
For further enquiries, you can call 08131139894, 08064927622
You can also visit http://www.bukrepublik.com for updates on the seminar.

 

 

THREE DAYS LEFT: REGISTER FOR THE WRITERS’ LABORATORY

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THREE DAYS LEFT! JOIN THE INDUSTRY CAPTAINS TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING IN NIGERIA

It is three days left to the close of registration for the maiden edition of The Writers’ Laboratory, established to create a platform for writers to meet the professionals in Nigeria’s book industry. If you have missed our press release on this ground breaking conference here:http://bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_27a4vbpirk
We only have few seats left. Top publishers will be around to listen to our participants as they pitch their new works to them.

INTRODUCING THE WRITERS’ LABORATORY

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We are inviting you to participate in the maiden edition of The Writers’ Laboratory, a three day seminar for budding writers and book illustrators, interested in networking with top publishers, editors and other captains of the book industry.

The seminar, which is the first of her kind in Nigeria, also offers writers the opportunity to pitch their new works to mainstream publishers.

Coming up on the 10th of May to the 13th of May at Ibadan, the seminar will be facilitated by top publishers, book promoters, distributors and editors in the Nigerian book industry

Organized by BookRepublic, an online literary magazine published every Sunday on www.bukrepublik.com, The Writers’ Laboratory will set a pace for the necessary preparation needed by Nigerian writers, who are new to publishing, to face her uncertain storm.

We are offering our participants an hour everyday to network with stakeholders in the industry. Representatives of certain publishing houses will be around to discuss probable publishing contract with writers and illustrators.

-          Writing a ‘Yes, I will Publish It Manuscript!’

-          Self Marketing and Public Acceptance

-          The Magic of e-distribution

-          The challenges of publishing in the 21st century

-          Where to apply for publishing grants

-          Importance of self management

-          Finding a serious publisher

 

 

How To Participate

 

 Date

May 10 – 13, 2014

Venue

University of Ibadan Hotel Board Room, Ibadan

Time

8am – 4pm [everyday]

Interested participants are to pay a fee of N10, 500 to;

 

Bank Name:  Stanbic IBTC Bank

Bank Account : 0005158185

Account Name: Emotion Press

 

Participation fee covers breakfast, lunch and certificate of participation for the three days. Interested participants are to forward a scanned copy of the bank teller , full name and mobile phone number to info@bukrepublik.com for reservation of seat. Forty seats available.

 

DEADLINE – April 25, 2014

For further enquiries, you can call 08131139894, 08064927622

 

You can also visit www.bukrepublik.com for updates on the seminar.

 

 

 

happy anniversary bookrepublic!

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today our primary blog progresspublishing.wordpress.com clocked four years. we will like to thank every of our fans and followers who took particular interest us, most especially whitman myne, adura ojo, alex olomo, wole adedoyin ayodele olofintuade. thank you.
it is books and things that matter! happy anniversary.

OUR FACULTIES OF ARTS HAS CONTRIBUTED IMMENSELY TO THE DEATH OF NIGERIA’S READING CULTURE

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We all blame the Nigerian government for its failures, most especially the payment of lip service to our educational system by the latter, frustrating the best of our brains into exiles abroad and allowing the potentates to languish in mediocrity. The truth is that we too have contributed immensely to our woes.

A while ago, the Academic staff union of universities went on a six months strike to protest against government’s lackadaisical attitude to the tertiary education of its citizens. They were justified to have raised their voices against mediocrity and shown us the path to liberation.

     The University of Ibadan’s Faculty of Arts was established fifty-six years ago at Eleiyele and would later on give birth to the present Faculty of Arts now led by Prof. Remi Raji Oyelade, who emerged the Dean of Arts after the demise of Prof. Owolabi. The Faculty, popularly known as the faculty of letters, is known to be the oldest faculty in University of Ibadan. It has produced writers and scholars such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Isidore Okpewho, Femi Osofisan, Bode Sowande and Niyi Osundare. Talking about literature, the aforementioned writers are giants, one of them now late while others retired but their works still thunder after them.

    The Harvard Review now read all the world was established by Poetry room curator, Stratis Haviaras in 1986 who named it Erato because of his irredeemable passion for poetry. Harvard Review is now funded and published by the Harvard University library system.

The Idoto magazine, a literary magazine established by students of the Department of English, University of Ibadan, which had featured Niyi Osundare and Odia Ofeimun, had it been preserved as a faculty of arts culture would have now risen to global consciousness like its Harvard Review counterpart. But unfortunately, Idoto has been allowed to run into non existence, the likes of Rasaq Malik and Odugbemi Ibrahim now struggling to resuscitate Idoto from this sudden death with little or no help.

Read Full article http://bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_5etsliop17

David Gaughran

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