While there are millions of talented individuals in Nigeria, many of them remain undiscovered due to lack of resources and funds to get published. For some, it’s a struggle to just get their work out there; however, Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, identical twin brothers and computer programmers, are tending to this challenge through their publishing platform Publiseer – which is a startup that focuses on helping Nigerian writers and musicians publish their work on multiple platforms for free.
Having co-founded two successful and globally recognised startups in the past, the twin brothers are set to take on the publishing industry.
As revealed by the startup, for writers, Publiseer will publish books on not only their store, but also the likes of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Playster, OverDrive, and everywhere books are sold online. The same goes for musicians, as Publiseer will publish a musician’s music on their store as well as Amazon, Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple iTunes, Deezer, Shazam, Claromusica, Tidal, and everywhere music is sold online. For no charge.
As stated by the firm, “All you have to do is write that amazing book or record that hit song, and we’ll do the heavy lifting for you. We’ll take your raw work, turn it into a professional masterpiece, and distribute it worldwide.”
The firm further revealed that: “When a unit of your work sells, you’ll get 25% of the selling price, Publiseer gets 25%, and the stores typically keep the remaining 50%. Your payments will be sent when your royalty accrued reaches a $20 (₦7,200) threshold.”
For artists who want their work published quickly, Publiseer also offers paid for services such as a fast-track service – which will allow artists to publish their work immediately for ₦3,600. So far, Publiseer has published over 60 books and musical albums on 400 online stores across 100 countries, including Holla, a song by Klever Jay.
For Nigerian authors and artists looking to publish their work, you can visit the Publiseer website here.