Co-founded by Chidi Nwaogu, Publiseer is an online publishing platform for Nigerian authors and artists living in Nigeria, with the plan for developers still in the works. It has a mission to promote the creativity of Nigerians to the rest of the world.
One of the biggest challenges creators face, in Nigeria, is the challenge of how to get their artworks to the right audience and buyer. Such challenge can suck out the creative juices and discourage creation; the start-up, Publiseer, seems to be stepping in to bridge the gap.
The better part of this innovation is the fact that unlike its competitions, Publiseer is absolutely free. The free package includes a professional book cover or cover art, a unique ISBN number, worldwide book or music distribution, drafting and distribution of a press release, and some other features freebies.
Prior to publication, Publiseer reviews and decides if the submitted book or music has a good potential. This will ensure that creators are kept on their toes and improve the chances of wide acceptance. Hence, they are expected to put their best forward for publishing.
Another credit worthy feature of Publiseer is the fact that they publish on works on renowned platforms such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, Kobo etc. (for the books) and Amazon, Spotify, Shazam etc. (for the music). This increases the prospects of good recognition and sales of the submitted work which can translate into more money for the author or artist.
Publishing Manager at Publiseer https://t.co/oRUU2aNCpy
— Naija Bucket (@Naijabucket) September 5, 2017
Aside the prospect of publishing for free is the fact that creators get 25% of the selling price of their works. Payments will be sent to them when the accumulated amount reaches $20 which is about N7,200. So the creators just need to work, submit for publishing and wait to get sales alerts.
I will give this startup a 4.5 rating of 5, seeing the innovation is another good step in the digitisation of Nigeria, and is also timely and almost altruistic, although time will tell if it will be truly beneficial to the Nigerian creator.
Learn more about Publiseer at http://www.publiseer.com/
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