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

INTRODUCING POETRY CORNER ON BOOKREPUBLIC

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Over the years, poetry, as one of the genres of literature, has gained
little or no attention from the public. This, without accrediting the
unrealistic side of history, has affected the rate at which people
write and read (Poetry). It appears to be negating the rise of
Literature in African.
         With this incessant bane of low readership plus a few and
fidgety writers, Poetry Corner, a branchild of BookRepublic, aims to
revive and revitalize the dying spirit of Poetry in Africa. We are strongly bent towards
setting the pace for young African poets, whose crafts are not only good,
but also challenging and inspiring.

Rules for submission:

* Any writer who wishes to submit must be from any country in Africa.

*He/She must be between the ages of 18 to 30.

*Every submitter should consider one poem each.

* Poem should not be less than 40lines.

Submissions should be directed to rasaqmalik@gmail.com

NP: Only the best THREE poems will be selected and published on http://www.bukrepublik.com. At the
end of every month, compensation will go to the BEST POEM out of the
published poems.

JOB OPENINGS AT PEPPERED RICE TAKE AWAY, IBADAN

Peppered Rice Take Away (PRTA) is a fast growing food delivery service network with four outlets in Ibadan. We are presently recruiting into the following positions:
1. Marketing and Customer care representatives
2. Delivery personnel
3. Outlet managers
4. Kitchen staff

Basic qualification required is the SSCE. Additional qualifications will be of advantage.
Applicants must also be able to efficiently use the English language.
Integrity, good people relations, drive, and a positive attitude are also required.

All applications should be handwritten and submitted with CV to Peppered Rice, Preboye’s world, Agbowo, Ibadan. For enquiries 08066326529  .

 

Ife Solomon, BookRepublic columnist, is the C.E.O of Peppered Rice.

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM EMOTION PRESS

It has been a challenging and also interesting year for us here at Emotion Press. We appreciate you for patronizing us; for supporting us on our quest to promote the Nigerian book industry.

As 2013 draws close to an end, we want to assure you of our continue resolve to keep raising up your flags no matter the stress or difficulties. You will hear more from us on a larger platform. Seasons greetings from us here at Emotion Press. Merry Christmas in arrears and happy New Year!

JOB OPENINGS AT EMOTION PRESS, IBADAN

 

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Emotion Press is a Publishing/PR outfit established in the year 2011 to publish young writers. Ever since then, the Ibadan based firm has published Rasaq Malik, Lucius Ndimele, and of recent, Emmanuel Ohi and Oluwafemi Oloidi.
We strongly believe the future is the young but promising men and women seeking for genuine platforms to be projected.
The firm is presently seeking for young professionals between the ages of 22 to 30 willing to take up the following positions;

- Editorial Assistant
- Business Relations Officer
- Sales Officer

The Business Relations Officer will be responsible for the general business relations of the company as directed by the Chief Operating officer. Young professionals that have a history of exceeding performance goals, are determined, have high energy and most importantly, a team player are eligible for this position.

- Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least two years of sales experience
- Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft office
- Persistence
- Integrity
-Good communication skills

The Editorial Assistant will work hand in hand with The Senior editor in the editorial unit of the firm. Young professionals that have a history of exceeding performance goals, good language skills, are persistent, have high energy and most importantly, a team player are eligible for this position.

- Bachelor’s degree in the Arts field
- Excellent use of the English language
- Ability to critically analyze a creative work
- Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft office
- Persistence
- Integrity
-Good communication skills

The Sales Officer will responsible for the day to day sales and marketing of the company’s products. Young professionals that have a history of exceeding performance goals, are persistent, have high energy and most importantly, a team player are eligible for this position.

- Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least two years of sales experience
- Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft office
- Persistence
- Integrity

-Passionate about reading and selling books
-Good communication skills

Please kindly submit a cover letter and CV addressed to the Chief Operating Officer, Emotion Press: info@omojojolo.com. Please copy: info@bukrepublik.com.
Endeavour to make the subject of the mail: Work with Emotion Press

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