19 Apr Publishing in Nigeria, Publiseer to the rescue?
Early August 2017 a Nigerian digital publishing platform launched as Publiseer, owned by brothers Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, their game plan is simple, “start a publishing company for struggling Nigerian writers and musicians to get their work seen by the rest of the world.” This struggle is known to many Lucid readers across the board, the difficulty in supporting your talent with funding to getting it heard, read or seen by the right people is acknowledged.
Publiseer takes care of every necessary media and publishing work from start to finish for its accepted authors and artists. Authors get professional book covers, unique ISBN numbers, worldwide book distribution via online stores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, and more, press release drafting/distribution, standard book formatting, and EPUB file conversion for easy distribution. Songs recorded are distributed across online stores like Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, and Shazam, to mention few. They also get free professional cover art, unique UPC number, press release drafting/distribution, and FLAC file conversion for easy distribution. All of these at no cost.
BookBaby and CDBaby might just have to watch out for competition from this publisher offering no publishing fee, in turn for a share of any revenues generated.
Publiseer is the first African publishing company to join the International Publishing Distribution Association, an international umbrella organization for companies in the field of publishing distribution. The company has said that they will begin print-book publishing and distribution of physical music CDs from next month.
‘Publiseer for Music Videos’ was also launched as a publishing package that will help musical artists get their music videos on Vevo.
Publiseer has distributed 350+ books and songs of 200+ Nigerian writers and musicians, to 400+ stores in 100 countries, including Amazon, Google Play store, and Apple store. This month, Publiseer added Pandora to the list of partner stores it distributes songs to.