There have never been more books published every year and it’s very difficult getting noticed amid some very tough competition. For this reason, BookRepublic has introduced BookPlace.
While some of the titles published under the BookPlace heading are there entirely at the discretion of our editors, authors and publicists may pay for one-time mention.
For just N3,500, we include the title of the book, the author, publisher and a brief write-up. We also include the cover, as well as links to Amazon and/or the author’s web site, if desired.
This BookPlace is not a review opportunity. Included books will not be commented on or judged in any way and the items will be clearly tagged under the BookPlace label. At the same time, it does offer authors a very good and reasonably priced opportunity to get their book in front of BookPlace growing and book-passionate readership.
Please note: we do reserve the right to refuse a book’s inclusion for any reason. Should your title be refused, payment will be refunded in full.
New books will be added within seven days of receipt of payment.
To participate, simply forward the requested information as well as the URL of the web site or blog as you’d like it to appear on BookPlace to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make the subject of your mail: BookPlace. Be certain to include your book’s ISBN, the book cover or a link to where our art department can download the cover art. Then we will forward our account details to you within 24 hours of the receipt of your mail. Your book will appear on BookPlace main page within seven days, probably the next Sunday.
BookPlace is only available on http://www.bukrepublik.com
BookRepublic – http://www.bukrepublik.com – is now open for literary essays that are imaginative and at the same time borders around world literature and its contribution to education. We might also consider creative essays that are politically under toned but not economical with the truth.
At the moment, we do not pay royalty to our ever hardworking and creative contributors. This will be reviewed in a matter of time.
Contributions should be forwarded to the publishers at email@example.com. A short bio and recent picture should be submitted alongside the entry.
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To celebrate the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness this month, we’ll be running through the first season of the classic Star Trek all this month. Check back daily to get ready to boldly go. It’s only logical.
There are any number of ways to "get into" Star Trek, to jump on board the cult phenomenon. Despite decades of continuity, a lot of the franchise is accessible on its own terms, and it's easy enough to come across a list of recommended classic episodes for a neophyte to sample.
by Janet Reid
You can read this blog, or you can get seriously interactive. The premise of Query Shark is that readers send in their query letters to be critiqued. Reid’s advice is blunt and straight to the point—and it’s very, very useful. Query Shark shows writers exactly what they’re doing wrong, and makes clear, practical suggestions for improvement.
I won't talk about Yari Yari Ntoaso (an international conference on literature by women of African ancestry) in this post, but if you want to know more see http://kinnareads.wordpress.com/ who is posting the schedule, and photos, or follow the #YariYari hashtag on Twitter.
What I wanted to comment about was the fact that the well known Nigerian publisher, Cassava Republic…
Who Is An Omojojolo?
Omojojolo is the young but talented writer seeking for a genuine platform to be refined, published and projected. He is between the ages of 18 to 35.
Is Omojojolo a book publisher?
Omojojolo is the book publishing imprint of Emotion Press – www.omojojolo.com – established in 2011 to publish quality books with an irresistible African aroma.
Do you charge your Authors reading fee to assess their manuscripts for probable publication?
No, we do not. We have an open submissions platform – firstname.lastname@example.org – which can be queried at any point in time.
But because of the number of manuscripts we receive on daily basis and our limited number of staff and complaints received from writers seeking for thorough analysis of their works, we do offer a separate standard reading service. We charge a fixed sum of N10,000 for every query.
Do you have an editorial team?
Yes, we do. Omojojolo has a network of readers, editors and critics which we consult before the final manuscript development that leads to publication.
Most Nigerian publishers do not offer a reliable PR and Marketing for their Authors, is it the same thing with Omojojolo?
It is quite unfortunate that this is happening in our industry. But we can assure every of our Authors of the best PR, Marketing and Distribution because we will both have a stake in the book. That is why Public Relations becomes one of our major reasons for existing as a corporate entity.
What is it about Omojojolo Partnership Publishing?
At Omojojolo, we have come to realize that the younger generation are coming up with marvelous and quality manuscripts, but most of them are not able to pay the standard fee because they are dependants.
Premised upon this and our passion for creating a genuine platform for the future ones, we are willing to partner with our budding prospective Authors.
How does Omojojolo plan to do this?
In the next 90 days of the existence of this new package, we are taking forty percent off the standard package exclusively for those who are considered for publication.
For example, if Omojojolo charges an Author the sum of N180,000 for the publication of a poetry collection, under this new package all he has to pay is the sum of N108,000 which is 60 percent while Omojojolo has an investment of 40 percent.
Hope this won’t affect the quality of the publication?
It cannot affect the quality of publication since we are going to be the one to pay the rest of the standard fee. As a matter of fact, the quality of the book since we now have a bigger stake in the book.
How often do you pay royalty to your Authors?
We pay royalty every six months to our Authors who has given us the mandate to market and distribute their books.
I am interested in Omojojolo partnership publishing package?
Forward the first ten pages of your work(if it is a prose work or creative Non fiction) or the first ten poems; it should be in double space and Word doc form: email@example.com. Submit a short bio and a one page storyline, which must include a short bio, alongside. Make the subject of the e-mail OPP: Manuscript Publishing.
What differentiates your Reading Service to all others?
Over the years, we have been able to build a network of editors, publishers and literary enthusiasts.
We are not only going to be reading your manuscript and giving you prompt response, Omojojolo will recommend the best publisher fit for the job. Omojojolo will also take it as a form of responsibility, if we strongly believe the manuscript is good enough for publication, to pitch it to our book publishing unit or to our networks of editors and publishers.
But you must also understand that consulting our reading unit does not guarantee publication.
Busayo, a light skinned heavily breasted lady, packed into the room next to mine at a very strange time. She was dripping wet; her two leather bags clung to her hands.
The rain of August in Ibadan is not one to be joked with. It trots and tramples on lands, causing erosion, and breaks into softly nailed roofs giving those domiciled in the uncompleted building a thorough bath.
University of Ibadan had just resumed from a long vacation caused by incessant ASUU and NASU strike actions and students, some of us, had resorted to face me I face you apartments scattered all over Agbowo. I was one.
‘Are you a fresher?’ I asked Busayo, as I helped her with one of her luggage. She looked at me and shook her head here and there.
‘Oh. Sorry. Thought you were fresh,’ that was how the words snailed out of my mouth.
‘I am in my second year. You?’ she asked, as her left hand softly wipes her face.
‘I am a finalist.’
‘Seriously? What are you doing here? You should be in the hostel. D block.’I chuckled and sat on one of the two wooden chairs in her one wooden window room and uttered, ‘You know all those politics, now? I can’t lick the ass of somebody because of one tiny room. I am not complaining here, jare.’
Silence stood between us for some seconds. She was standing opposite where I sat, the rays of the sun that comes after the August rain glittering on the clothed mounds on her chest.
‘Why are you staring in that kind of manner?’ she said, puts on a smile, strained, and sits on my armchair.
‘What is the name?’ I asked her
‘Busayo,’ she replied and stands to take a walk around her new room.’
‘I am Akin. Are you sleeping here today?’
‘Depends. I am not even here with my mattress.’
I walked towards the window and smelt the fresh icy air. The rain has started again, this time less aggressive.
‘You may use my umbrella, when you are ready to go.’
‘Okay. Thanks. For the hospatility,’ Busayo said and sees me off to the door.
BEFORE THE RAIN
It was one of those evenings in November, ushering the second semester examination. Hours ago, I had left Blessing in Kenneth Dike Library.
‘Are you fucking Blessing?’ Ola, my friend since hundred levels, once challenged me.
‘Don’t be raw, Ola. I and Blessing? We are just friends, jare.’
AFTER THE RAIN
Busayo, the girl next door to mine, popped up the same question after her usual looking through my window and sitting her buttocks on my armchair, I kept mute for some seconds.
‘I don’t trust you guys. A girl sleeps over in your place and goes the next day with her thighs as dry as before? Unimaginable.’
‘You know I am a seminarian?’
‘Don’t give me thatbullshit, boy. A seminarian studying Economics, when Religious studies and Philosophy are next door?’
I laughed out loud, from the depth of my stomach, and drew my eyes towards her chest. She caught my glance and shook her head here and there.
‘I am going to my hole,’ she said and walks towards the door, but stops halfway and utters, ‘Are you impotent?’
by Oluwaseyi Oluyole
I am twelve years old; I don’t know what I am. All I know is my appetite for blood is insatiable and my love for evil seems eternal. Whenever mum cooks her delicious meals it no longer appeals to me because it is not as sweet and intoxicating as the blood I get to suck every night. Like the bible begins from genesis, it all began on my tenth birthday.
On behalf of the BookRepublic team, I will like to inform our teeming fans that your darling literary magazine will be back in for your reading pleasure in two Sundays time, as the publishing house is presently going through some major restructuring. We are sorry for the inconveniences this might have caused you.
Meanwhile, advertisers interested in featuring their books on our Book Place column should please endeavour to query firstname.lastname@example.org and make the necessary payments, before sending the graphics. Thanks and God bless.