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Posted by on Monday June 11, 2012 21:26:38:

One of the most reliable way of making money in Nigeria is by writing and publishing a book. However I'd also like you to know that if you really want to make money using this method, then you should really know how to write and then put in your best in doing so.

People don't write books everyday and in fact,, great books which move humanity are not really written in a rush. You need to take time, exercise caution, put in your best and make it useful to people even for up to 100 years.

What I like about Book writing is that it is one of the highest legacies which a person can leave behind, even after he leaves this world. Books tend to live longer than men as some books have lived for more than 2000 years.

A book is an asset and how long it will last, whether it will be a best seller or not, really depends on how much sacrifice is put into writing it. Take a look at Chinua Achebe's Things Fall apart for an example, he wrote it with simple plain English but he tried making sure he put in his best, told his story from a Nigerian perspective and yet the book has remained relevant for almost 60 years. If Chinua Achebe's first book was a man, he would be a grand father by now. What he enjoys now are not just the royalty he receives from it being sold but also the recognition given to him all over the world especially in the USA.

So book writing should be done with diligence. How successful it will be will really depend on how much effective work is put into it.

I guess there are a lot of writers in Nigeria and these could consist of many young people who have written manuscripts waiting to be published and those who are still looking for a direction on what to write about. Well writing and publishing a book in Nigeria really shouldn't be too tough or impossible. The most important aspect of getting a book published is to have good content in the first place and then look for how to get it published.

Here is how to get your book published in Nigeria
- Write your manuscript first. It should be original
- Review your book for errors
- Create your cover page. The graphics for the front and back.
- Seek for a publishing deal. I recommend Createspace.com or Amazon Kindle Program but you could also hook up with any local publishers
- Submit your book for review. For the online publishers, you would have to upload it
- Decide on how much royalty you want to be paid per sale

How much can you earn self publishing with Createspace
Createspace is one online publishing network I have signed up with to publish some of my books and the amount of money you can make really depends on how much you've set your retail price. There is a flat rate thought depending on the size of your book and then you can decide to earn either 70% or 30% of sales. You can also order your book in bulk to resell in Nigeria at a much cheaper rate. So let me give an example, if your book has about 200 pages, it can go for $10 and then you can earn $7 per unit sold if your chosen royalty rate is 70%. You can however order for your own books at the cost price .

So depending on the publisher, you's signed up with, you can decide on your royalty rate per sale and not just a one-off payment since your book can keep getting sold for the long term.



Comments:
Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Alabi edward on Friday June 22, 2012 at 17:35:49:

What about if a person want to publish the book here in Nigeria. . Kindly send the steps into my e-mail



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by emmanuel on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 21:25:27:

I am writing my first book and is a book about life,tittled the true God,if I finish I like to sell locally plz give me steps,but I will follow what u have said and see how it goes.thanks



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by collins odigbo on Friday July 20, 2012 at 10:54:10:

what about self marketing, is that ok



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Deji on Saturday July 28, 2012 at 13:42:52:

I've been thinking about how to get published but I need more detailed advice maybe you will be so kind as to reach me through my email. Thanks



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Onwuzurike Favour on Friday April 5, 2013 at 15:20:10:

I have a an article Titled 'LIFE DEPENDS ON THE FORMATION YOU MAKE OUT OF IT' its so inspiring and motivating.how do i go about selling it.thanks



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday April 5, 2013 at 15:20:10:

Just go to createspace.com and upload it. They would give you a sample on how to do it


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Okfor amanda on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 17:12:47:

I have finish writing a novel titled unknown future, how do i publish it and make a design for the front and back cover. I'am 16yrs old.



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 17:12:47:

You can get a graphic designer do the cover design for you if you can't do it yourself. You can publish it using createspace.com. They would offer you some guidelines


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Solomon Henschel on Monday February 17, 2014 at 11:25:43:

I am a writer and i have written several novels, poems and other books. there are publishers outside Nigeria requesting that i should send my works to them for publishing, but i do not want to give out my work to publishers i do not know for fear i might lose what i spent sleepless nights and time composing and writing. I so much yearn to get my works published, how does it work with 'createspace.com' will they request for any money from me? How am i sure my work will not be taken from me after submitting the soft copy to them? Please what do you guarantee?
Pen name: SolomonHenschel




Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday February 17, 2014 at 11:25:43:

Createspace will not request any money from you. All you need to do is upload your copy and they will publish it. You can buy the books from them directly if you want and they'll sell it to you at cost price. You can also sell your books as an ebook with Amazon's KDP.


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by SolomonHenschel on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 9:13:46:

please how much per copy will the cost price be? i am interested, and how can i contact you one on one.



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 9:13:46:

It will depend on the number of pages and the size of the book.


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by SolomonHenschel on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 10:18:45:

I would want to publish two books for a start, one is a novel titled 'The Long Misery' which is around 150 novel size pages, while the second one is Literature text which is about 60 novel size pages. What will be the cost price of each of them respectively?
I would want to know all these before having an alliance with you. And i have many novels and books to be published subsequently.



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 10:18:45:

Last time I publishd my book with Createspace, the cost price was about $2 and this was for about 50 pages. Yours maybe about $5 or $6. You can add your profit to it when you want to sell. You will be able to estimate the cost by the time you upload your book to them.




Comments:
Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Michael on Monday March 30, 2015 at 14:38:21:

Hi,am working on a novel and i want to know who i can meet to publish my book the traditional way



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by ISAAC DOMINION AJU on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 22:18:50:

Which one is always better? publishing the traditional way or other means?



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 22:18:50:

People now do both. Thee are still many who prefer reading physical books and some who just prefer digital books.


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by usulor caleb chukwudi on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 24:2:41:

Iam working on my first novel now but what has been causing me a sleepless night is how to get it published hence I don't have any money on me and secondly,iam yet to get admission into university,what do I do?pls advice me,



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 24:2:41:

You can publish your book with Amazon in digital or Physical format. Checkout kdp.amazon.com and createspace.com


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Thaddeus on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 11:42:2:

will i be the one to design the book layout for create space apart from the cover design. or do I just upload the typed document. I would appreciate you send me answer to my mail. donddeus@gmail.com. Can you send me your phone no to my email I have some questions pls. thanks



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 11:42:2:

Yes you will be the one to design the book cover yourself before uploading it. If you can't do it, get a graphic designer to do it using the format provided by your publisher


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Clara on Thursday January 28, 2016 at 3:59:57:

I have written about 4 novels but i need a guide line on how to publish it and how much will it cost me.?



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday January 28, 2016 at 3:59:57:

It's free to Publish on Amazon through Createspace. You can also publish it on Kindle digital store at kdp.amazon.com. Checkout Createspace.com and upload your book and book cover to start selling it. It's free to use and you'd get paid a royalty for sales made with your book.


Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Osamezu Edwin on Monday October 10, 2016 at 13:30:33:

I have written a 155 pages book entitled 'MY EDUCATION MY DREAM’ (Drama) and I will like to have it published here in Nigeria but I don’t have the ‘means’ to do that. Please kindly help by sending the steps I should take in getting it done. Thanks Edwin



Re: Write and Publish your Book Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday October 10, 2016 at 13:30:33:

Amazon's KDP program makes it easy to publish your book from Nigeria and it's free. Just upload it in MS Word to their website and follow their steps for publishing.




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