OKADA BOOKS: THE FUTURE OF E-PUBLISHING IN NIGERIA

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I went through Okadabooks site yesterday and read everything readable about the services. I must confess I was really impressed. I started having ideas concerning my forthcoming book, Young, Wild, Free. I was even tempted to abandon the idea of traditionally publishing my book and instead jump onto the Okadabooks train. I really believe in the project and can’t wait to join their team of published authors. So I decided to share what I discovered about them with you.
As much as I want to publish my book Young, Wild, Free to solve a grave societal problem (it provides answers to pertinent questions affecting young people – questions which the society tag as too “absurd” or odd to discuss in social circles e.g homosexuality, masturbation, porn, sex et al. The book proffers unorthodox and practical insights and solutions thereto) I will be a hypocrite to deny that I haven’t considered the cost of publishing or the prospects of returns on investment the book may have.

ENTER OKADABOOKS
How it works:

An author registers, uploads an epub version of his book and set the price of his book. A user of the Okadabooks app choses a book, sends an SMS, and the book gets downloaded onto his phone. Simple.
The marketing structure/platform of Okadabooks for an author is what really fascinates me. At Okadabooks, authors have been advised to set the price of their books at N100. According to Okadabooks, the author can make a ‘royalty’ of N20 for each copy of a book sold at N100. And oh! 70% of the proceeds go to the network providers (Okadabooks say they are working on this) and I believe the remaining 10% goes to Okadabooks as commission. This may sound discouraging to a potential author, but there is a bright side. Continue reading

Win an iPad + Other Freebies (LOOK!!)

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On May 9, my blog turned a year old. And I will be celebrating my own birthday on Thursday May 23, 2013. In the spirit of love, I will be giving away some freebies.

Studies show that MOST owners of iPad are of the working class. So in my wisdom, I thought of empowering the youths instead, particularly job-hunters. So from Thursday May 23 – Friday May 24, I will be giving away the following:

1. The Jobseeker’s Guide to Cover Letters, Resume Writing and Interviews (Ebook)

2. Cover Letter Magic (Ebook on how to write Cover Letters with sample templates           that actually land you jobs.)

3.  10,000 Corporate Contacts in Nigeria (Ebook containing addresses and contacts of companies and corporate bodies of various fields in Nigeria)

 

My dream is to see every employable youth actually employed before the end of the year.  The above books should definitely help in achieving the objective of getting a good job. With a very lucrative job, getting an iPad would be a bonus. If you already have a job, you can win this for a friend or sibling!

 

WHAT YOU MUST DO TO GET MY BIRTHDAY GIFTS TO YOU

If you are interested in the above books, please partake in the following games:

  1. Follow me on Twitter @haroldwrites (www.twitter.com/haroldwrites)
  2. Like me on facebook at www.facebook.com/haroldwrites
  3. Add me on BBM 2331A0F2 (Optional. Not a must)
  4. And drop your email in the comment box below (or alternatively, send me a blank mail with the subject “FREEBIE” to haroldbensonthefirst@gmail.com

 You see. Simple! It’s not rocket science. The books will be sent to your email as soon as I confirm you have fulfilled the above!

 

BONUS

I am so happy and grateful to God to see yet another year. So, I will be giving some more bonuses to two special, lucky winners who shall be picked randomly:

  1. A movie ticket to see any movie of their choice
  2. A feature/interview of the readers on my blog
  3. My Ebook of Short stories (How I Met Your Murder and Other Stories)

 

So people, what are you waiting for?!!! Join the fun!!! God bless you!