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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, 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



May 10 – 13, 2014


University of Ibadan Hotel Board Room, Ibadan


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 for reservation of seat. Forty seats available.


DEADLINE – April 25, 2014

For further enquiries, you can call 08131139894, 08064927622


You can also visit for updates on the seminar.




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