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THE PUBLISHING ACADEMY: CALL FOR APPLICATION

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We are hereby calling for applications from young Nigerians interested in building a career in publishing [Book Editing, Book Design and Typesetting, Book Marketing and Distribution].

Interested applicants are to pay an application fee of One thousand naira only to the following account information;

Account Name: Emotion Press
Account Number:0005158185
Bank Name: Stanbic Ibtc Plc

After payment, please forward the transaction details to thepublishingacademy@gmail.com. You will be asked to follow an application link and finalize your registration.

NB. The publishing course will be held in Ibadan over four weekends and you will be mandated to pay a course fee of N10,000. Discounts for NYSC members. For further enquiries, Please call 07018073343.

Application closes on the midnight of the April 14, 2017.

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

BOOKREPUBLIC FINALLY RELEASES LIST OF EIGHT NIGERIAN WRITERS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2014

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The year 2013 has been an eventful and fruitful year for Nigeria‘s book Industry. From book festivals to literary competitions, the literature industry has had her fill of activities from January to November.
Writers, Nigerian writers, were all in action – are we to talk of the Caine Prize 2013 in which saw Nigerian-American Tope Folarin finally emerge as winner or  the Commonwealth Writers Prize in which E.E Sule’s Sterile Sky, a story set in the midst of killings in Northern Nigeria, ecame out as winner in the African region?
It is not a prophecy, but a fact based on our usual projections. We are hopeful that so many younger writers in Nigeria are going to emerge from their literary cubicle and take the baton from the older writers.
Some of the writers we are listing here are familiar names, though quite a number are fresh in the circle.

READ MORE: http://bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_42ysh38xdd

Introducing The Use OF English with Gabriel Faniyan and Social Etiquette with Lizzy Winniran

 

We are elated to inform you that the BookRepublic team has kick started two weekly columns on our larger platform – http://www.bukrepublik.com.

By popular demand, we have invited Gabriel Faniyan, an English Language scholar to expose Nigerians who are having trouble with the mastery of the language, to the rudiments of the borrowed tongue.

Lizzy Winniran, a Public speaker and role model, will be taking us on a long ride to the land of manners. Our society, quite saddening, lacks etiquette. From the ordinary Nigerian to the elite, we lack the basic ways of reacting to a natural environment.

This is what Lizzy has to say:

The surroundings which is the immediate environment of an individual, plays a consequential role in molding his or her person. Surroundings in this sense hints on the condition of that space right beside you. Yes, that little space beside you or even that large space you are occupying. The way you take care of that place you inhabit that belongs to you alone, would determine the way you would cater for that public environment. You might have a clue about what I am driving at and you might just shove it off. Funny enough, you might just say to yourself ‘as long as I have got no creases on my cloth, I have had my bath, brushed my teeth, styled my hair, used my cologne. Nothing else matters!’

Definitely you have missed two power-packed Sundays on http://www.bukrepublik.com. Kindly join us this Sunday, as Gabriel Faniyan and the Etiquette lady, Lizzy Winniran,  fires on. it is books and things that matter!

BookRepublic Calls For Entry

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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.
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At the moment, we do not pay royalty to our ever hardworking and creative contributors. This will be reviewed in a matter of time.
SUBMISSIONS
Contributions should be forwarded to the publishers at bookrepublic2012@gmail.com. A short bio and recent picture should be submitted alongside the entry.
it is books and things that matter!

Omojojolo: Set To Release Two Books

Omojojolo, the publishing imprint of Emotion Press, Ibadan, is set to release two of her newly published books – The Man In The Moon and The Grasshopper Race.

From indications, most especially premised on the speculations of an insider in the Nigerian publishing outlet, Emotion Press, the books may be released in June in E-book format and in print by July for public consumption.

Advanced review copies may be issued out to media outlets.

Society Of Young Nigerian Writers: D.O Fagunwa Night And Yoruba Writing Competition.

SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS TO CELEBRATE YORUBA LANGUAGE WRITERS WITH FAGUNWA’S NIGHT
In a statement released yesterday by Mr. Wole Adedoyin, the National President of the Society stated that the Society is now planning to organize another great literary event in honour of the great author, D.O Fagunwa. The programme is tagged “Fagunwa’s Night”. Fagunwa’s Night promises to be an avenue of promoting Yoruba culture and literature. Important personalities in Yoruba Literature that will grace the occasion include Prof. Akinwunmi Isola, Alagba Adebayo Faleti, Alagba Tunbosun Oladapo, Prof. Remi Raji, Dr. Remi Adedokun, Dr. Wale Okediran, Alagba Supo Kosemani, Dr. Bayo Adebowale and Prof. Wande Abimbola.
‘Young writers using Yoruba Language to write are invited to read from their works or those of other writers. Using Yoruba language to write among youths has become a taboo which every individual youth fear not to commit. Youths are no more wielding that pride in using their indigenous languages to communicate or express their views and opinions in a written format.This is because they afraid of being tagged ‘ illiterate’ or just terrified of being deprived  international laurels through the medium. Or the fear of being ridiculed among their mates. They have forgotten the fact that they are to exhibit their culture, traditions, values and norms to their neighbors and foreigners as Achebe, Soyinka, Amos Tutuola, Labo Yari, Ben Okri, Sefi Atta and Chimamanda have done through their works. Those young writers writing historical plays or works using English Language sometimes fail to conduct adequate research about what they are writing because they don’t understand the foundation or basics of such language, the origin of the tribe itself and the flowery elements in the language of such tribe.
Upcoming and talented young writers who have developed or want to develop writing in indigenous languages should consult the works of the following people, Pita Nwana from the East, Abubakar Imam from the North, Daniel Orowale Fagunwa from the West on how they can write world acclaimed works using their indigenous languages.
The programme is scheduled to take place on February 25, 2012 at African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre, Adeyipo, Ibadan.
It is very sad and discouraging that the Association of Nigerian Authors as big as they are do not have prizes for writers writing in indigenous languages especially Yoruba Language. Even moreso, the attitude of Egbe Akomolede Yoruba towards upcoming Yoruba Writers is not in the least encouraging, and hence the clarion call for them to rise up to the occasion.
The Society is embarking on projects that will motivate and encourage young Nigerian writers to continue writing using their precious indigenous languages. For more information visit: www.societyforyoungwriters.webs.com.
 
 
SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS
 
In collaboration with
 
AFRICAN HERITAGE RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE
YORUBA LITERATURE WRITING COMPETITION
For Writers using Yoruba Language to write between the ages of 15 and 40.
The competition is organized by the Society to rekindle the interest of Young Writers writing in Yoruba language in Nigeria. Also to motivate and encourage writing in indigenous languages among young Nigerian Writers. The competition promises to be an exciting display of Yoruba Culture, Traditions, Norms and Values.
Prizes to be won include
  • Fagunwa Prize for Prose Writing – 20,000
  • Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola Prize for Drama – 20,000
  • Tunbosun Oladapo Prize Poetry – 10,000
  • Dr. Adebayo Faleti Prize for Drama – 20,000
  • Elder Supo Kosemani Prize for Poetry – 10,000
Conditions of entry
1. The competition is opened to anyone aged 15-40
2. Works should be in Yoruba Language, unpublished and not currently submitted
    or accepted  for future  publication
3. They must not previously have been awarded a prize in any competition nor
    may be simultaneously entered for any competition other than this one.
4. Works must be your own original work.
5. Works must be on a separate sheet of A4 size, which must not bear your name,
     class, age and school.
6. No entry form is required but on a separate sheet of A4 you should show your
    name, address, title of the work submitted  and please tell us where you heard
       about the competition.
7. Entry should be sent to the following e-mail:     societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com. The
      closing date is 1st of March, 2011, as results will be sent out in April 1st, 2012.
8. The Judge’s decision will be final; no correspondence can be entered into
10. Unfortunately, submitted works cannot be returned so remember to keep a copy.
Wole Adedoyin
National President
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SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS SET TO REVIVE WRITINGS IN YORUBA LANGUAGE AMONG YOUTHS IN SOUTH WEST ZONE
Yoruba Literature Writing Competition is organized by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers in collaboration with African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre to rekindle the interest of Young Writers writing in Yoruba language in Nigeria and to encourage writings in indigenous languages among young Nigerian Writers. The competition promises to be an exciting display of Yoruba Culture, Traditions, Norms and Values.
The competition is opened to secondary school students, tertiary institutions (polytechnics, Universities and Colleges of education) and upcoming writers in Yoruba speaking states. Society of Young Nigerian Writers invites entries from eligible writers for participation. The following prizes to be won include: Fagunwa Prize for Prose Writing – 20,000, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola Prize for Drama – 20,000, Tunbosun Oladapo Prize Poetry – 10,000, Dr. Adebayo Faleti Prize for Drama – 20,000 and Elder Supo Kosemani Prize for Poetry – 10,000.
Interested participants are advised to study the writing techniques and skills of writers like D.O. Fagunwa, Afolabi Olabimtan, Adebayo Faleti, Akinwunmi Ishola, Tunbosun Oladapo, J.F. Odunjo, Aworinde and Odunjirin to mention but few.
Many young writers have been writing without seeing the limelight of publishing their works. The society will publish the winning entries on their websites and in printed format. Entrants are to submit the softcopy of their works to societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com. For more information visit: www.societyforyoungwriters.webs.com
Wole Adedoyin
National President

 

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