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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.

 

 

 

Lucius Ndimele Of BookRepublic Interviews Onyeka Nwelue

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Last Sunday on Nigeria’s most consistent literary review – http://www.bukrepublik.com – Lucius Ndimele had the great opportunity of interviewing the highly acclaimed author of The Abyssinian Boy, Onyeka Nwelue.

I dreamed of standing tall on the world stage some day like Wole Soyinka. He is a man that I admire a lot. He is my god. I started admiring him from childhood. I thought he survived on writing alone, until I grew up and realized that no writer in Nigeria could and can survive on writing alone. Many of our writers can not even afford to buy new slippers to wear or new clothes. And these are the very foolish ones who want to get their reward from I don’t know where. Since I’m primarily an artist, I started exploring other terrains and ended up in film making and music business. However, I also figured filmmakers are poor and that in music business, you need to use your sixth sense, I started doing other things outside of the arts. So, my survival has never been arts. You will die poor if you leave everything to arts.

Read the full interview http://bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_hc8lcqybb3

 

 

WHO IS GABRIEL FANIYAN?

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FANIYAN, GABRIEL OLUWASEGUN was born on January 29, 1986 in Lagos. He attended Peju Kiddies College, Oke Aro, Agbado, Ogun State. He had his secondary school education at Iganmode Grammar School, Ota and Total Child Secondary School, Sapele, Delta State. He obtained his first degree from the Department of English University of Ibadan and he is currently running his maters programme in the same university.

 

Some Positions and Offices

He was President, NYSC-Millennium Development Goals Awareness Creation, Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State. October 2012 to February 2013.

Gabriel Faniyan was Public Relations Officer, NYSC-Millennium Development Goals Awareness Creation, Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State. May 2012 to October 2012.

He was Director of Literary Development/Editor in Chief; National Association of Student of English and Literary Studies 2010 – 2011.

He was President, Arts Literary and Debating Society 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 Sessions.

He was Deputy-Editor-in-Chief: Renaissance: A publication of the Redeemed Christian Fellowship, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

 

He was Participant, International Conference of Students of English and Literary Studies (ICOSELS) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria from February 14 – February 19, 2010.

Gabriel Faniyan was also Participant, International Conference of Students of English and Literary Studies, which held at Ahmadu-Bello University, A.B.U Zaria, Kaduna State from January 30, 2011 – February 5, 2011.

 

As Editor in Chief and Director for Literary Development, he was also among the planning committee.

 

Some Distinction and Awards

 

He featured on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) am express on Thursday 26th of August 2010 to talk about issues on  global warming and his latest Science fiction Sunrise at Night 7:00am.

He was Student Role Model; was interviewed on UI Radio, Diamond FM 101.1 as student role model on the 5th of October 2010.

Gabriel Faniyan was Orator of the year; Association of Faculty of Arts Students Association (AFAS), University of Ibadan, 2011.

He also was the Student Author of the Year; National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies, University of Ibadan.  2011.

He was Convener; THE DAYS AFTER TOMORROW. A global warming awareness initiative and an NYSC community development service project that gathered more than two hundred students from sixteen secondary schools in Benin City. January 25, 2013.

 

He received Certificate of Commendation; National Youth Service Corps Edo State. February 14, 2013.

He Featured on Independent Television Benin (This morning on ITV) on Monday 22nd of July, 2013 to talk about science fiction in Nigeria, the reading and writing culture and issues on global warming as represented in The Days After Tomorrow 8:10am.

He is a published author of three books Empty Barrels; August 2007, Sunrise at Night; August 2010 and The Days After Tomorrow January 2013. His hobbies include Writing, Debating, Traveling and Playing Chess.

 

Gabriel Faniyan is Columnist, Use of English for Book Republic, A weekly magazine published online. Read Gabriel’s thought on Use of English in Nigeria http://bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_61i5fntwu4

NEW: TOP FIVE PUBLISHING FIRMS IN NIGERIA[SEP/OCT]

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Please kindly be informed that our ratings of these firms are not influenced in any way by our personal relationship with them, but instead spurred by their contribution towards the development of the Nigerian book industry and literacy in the country.

5. First Veritas Educational Content Delivery Ltd
Established by the immediate former Managing Director of Evans Publishers Limited, Gbenro Adegbola, First Veritas Educational Content Delivery is an organization whose focus is strongly bent towards the provision of high quality and cost effective educational services and solutions through innovation to students and other stakeholders in the educational industry.
First Veritas as a firm stands for two things: innovation and top quality publishing. We believe in the years to come, First Veritas will bank on their publishing platform to sell our running comatose cultural identity. Welcome on board, First Veritas.

4 Evans Publishers Limited
Evans’ top quality, educative and affordable books has not  only attracted us, but it has ensured its placement on our prestigious Top Five.
Evans Brothers Nigeria Publishers Limited has continued to thrive in the development of high quality educational and curriculum based books as well as leisure books. The company has a subsidiary company called Nelson Publishers which it acquired in 2004.
Evans Publishers initiated the ‘Inspire Campaign’ in 2004. This campaign is a platform adopted to positively impact and add value to all Evans stakeholders namely; students, teachers, booksellers, parents.
We salute you, Evans Publishers.

For the full article: http://www.bukrepublik.com/frontend/s/p.php?id=pst_jhis2hy1sh

PRESS RELEASE: PUBLISHING WITH BOOKREPUBLIC

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BookRepublic was established in January 2013 because we were worried very little platform was available for our dear books, compared to developed societies where online and print magazines were founded to deliver news about authors, publishers, literary agents, Graphic artistes, Editors and other stakeholders in the book and creative industry, in general.

Ever since its inception in January 2013, we have covered news story as look-not-important as a gifted writer receiving a gift from another, to the popular Chimamanda Adichie and Elnathan John saga.

Of recent, we published the controversial confession of Hassan Oredeji about the Nigerian book industry, generating thousands of views.

EXTENDING OUR EVER GROWING PLATFORM

Of the few months of our Sunday publications  on our website – www.bukrepublik.com – readers have complained that very few had been given the chance to contribute to the historical book magazine.

Premised upon this, we have met with our editorial board and have decided to extend our platform to writers and readers altogether interested in contributing articles and news stories to BookRepublic.

News Story

  We are happy to accept new stories about your favourite authors, editors, publishers, books and bookstores. We also want to know about your book events, writing workshops and seminars. You can be assured, except if wanted, that your identity will be protected by our team of professionals.
All news stories must be submitted to bookrepublic2012@gmail.com. A confirmation will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt.

Arts Place

Artsplace, originally managed by Tolu Fagbure, is now open to contributions from members of the creative industry, most especially Graphic artistes, Illustrators, Sculptors, Ceramists, Fashion Designers and other Fine Artistes.
Please send us the profiles of creatives working excellently well in your firm. All queries and entries about Artsplace should be sent to info@bukrepublik.com.
Kindly make the subject: Artsplace

People’s Corner

BookRepublic will be interested in hearing from our numerous readers. We are eager to know your stand concerning our ever growing book industry, how we can improve on the weekly magazine and other things that matter. Your write-up must be expressed within 200 to 800 words limit. Mail us at info@bukrepublik.com and make the subject: People’s Corner. Kindly include a short bio alongside. We will let you know if your opinion will be featured in People’s Corner within 72 hours of receipt.
Creative Palace

We are also keen on discovering the next writing talent through the BookRepublic platform, and this has caused us to feature short stories and poems of Ezechonachukwu Nduka, Rasaq Malik, Ifeoluwa Watson, Solomon Igaunre and Lucius Ndimele.
BookRepublic is happy to extend this platform to more storytellers and poets who are bent on telling the African story.

Short Story – [1,000 – 2,000 words]
Poems – [40 lines] Not more than two poems at a time
Drama – [One act] Not more than 15 pages.
Creative Essays – [2,000 – 4,000 words]

Interviews are also accepted, but it will be published under our interview section. All entries must be sent to info@bukrepublik.com. Kindly make the subject : Creative Palace.
Film and Theatre Review

The BR team will be willing to publish reviews of Nigerian films and theatre performances, as a means to revive our dying theatre culture and encourage our growing film makers.
Film and Theatre reviews should be sent to info@bukrepublik.com. Please make the subject line: Film/Theatre Reviews.

Book Review

Though we are always skeptical about the level of sincerity and intellectual sagacity of most Nigerian book reviewers, our editorial board will be interested in considering reviews of books for publication, if it passes our guidelines.
All book reviews should be kindly forwarded to info@bukrepublik.com. Please make the subject line: Book Review for Sunday.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
One of the best ways of understanding our guidelines is to familiarize yourself with articles published your category.
The following guidelines are the basics that might help in your publishing endeavour with BookRepublic.
– All submissions are expected to be available on the stated e-mail between Sunday and Tuesday.
– All fonts of entries must be in Calibri[12pt], except if stated otherwise.
-All entries must be formatted in word doc 2007. No other format will be accepted.

                                                                                 Folarin Olaniyi.
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