Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Introducing the Naija Stories Line of Books and Short Story Collections From NS Publishing Ltd

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Please forgive me if it seems I've not been consistent with RML, this is what I've been doing for the past two months. The business is now up and running and our products are out there! I'm tired, excited, raring to go, scared, a mixture of all these feelings and more. But I know the only way is up!

More details are coming soon, till then, below is our press release and I'd be very grateful if you can republish and share on your blogs, facebook, twitter, newsletters and more. Thank you!


Naija Stories is an imprint of NS Publishing Ltd, a new publishing and marketing company dedicated to developing and distributing Nigerian written content through eBooks, paperbacks, audio, websites, mobile apps and other channels. NS Publishing believes that by nurturing writers and readers, it will help develop engaged, empowered and educated Nigerians, as well as contribute to the economy through their business.

Many people say Nigerians don't read, but NS publishing begs to disagree based on the evidence of flagship website, naijastories.com, and the rate at which foreign fiction and non-fiction books are sold in the markets. What may be underrepresented is the production, distribution, and sales of quality Nigerian leisure books outside of what is demanded for educational purposes through school curriculums.

To change this aspect of Nigerian reading culture, NS Publishing has developed our special branded Naija Stories genre series, which feature romance, horror, mystery and crime, all in easily accessible language that will draw in readers who want to read for enjoyment. With relatable stories, the short length of the books and their recognizable characters will keep readers coming back for more.

Using home-grown authors - 100% of NS authors are Nigerian and 80% live in Nigeria - means that writing will become a profitable career for young talented Nigerians in this sector. NS Publishing intends to replicate, in the leisure books publishing sector, what Nollywood and Afropop has done in making Nigerian movies and music globally popular.

After being comatose for decades since the demise of the Pacesetter series, NS Publishing is kickstarting a publishing industry that will not just throw up literary stars every five years, but one that'll support writers, graphic artists/designers/illustrators, cover models, and will prooduce works that can be translated to the stage or adapted to movies, or given life by voice-over talents in audio books. They see a billion naira industry in the future, and are heading there.

NS Publishing will produce great stories and books, and other literary content targeted at a broad base of emerging and established readers, and across different age groups and mid/low income communities. Their paperbacks will be pocket size and pocket friendly, and they promise never to sell a book more than N500.

The success of naijastories.com website has informed this current project, to bring selected Naija Stories to paperbacks, selling and marketing books - pocket-size popular fiction books - directly to Nigerians where they can be found. Some of these places include intra-state or inter-state bus stations, higher institutions, fast food locations, and more.

Look out for the Naija Stories books whereever you are, online and offline, and if you would like to order please contact info@naijastories.com. Check out www.ns-publishing.com for more details.

Click on each book cover for the synopsis.

Thank you all so much!




















32 comments:

  1. Awesome, i saw your work on Okadabooks.... Role model

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  2. Will Naija Stories publish books from none members? If no, what are the requirements I must meet to get my books published? Thanks

    http://karosstoryblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Please check out http://www.ns-publishing.com/p/get-published.html. Thanks!

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  3. Beautiful collection of rich stories. I have been a follower of Naija Stories and I believe this will meet book-reading needs.

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  4. Congrats Myne, the sky is your limit.

    Myne please can you do a post on career change for those that just relocated to USA. I have seen how you have been blessed with a new career since you moved to USA. Please help because I just moved and everyone is advising me to change to the madical field and I don't think I can handle it.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.

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    1. I will try and do that. I did not go to medicine though some suggested it to me too. I wrote something related here http://www.romancemeetslife.com/2012/07/changing-careers-after-marriage-my.html

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  5. Hello Myne. I've been looking for an opportunity to let you know just how much I admire you and all that you're doing. In a big way, you've contributed a lot to this generation and you continue to do more. I'm a member of naijastories.com and ever since I joined, my writing has been improved. May God continue to bless you.

    www.thelmathinks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, it's always a boost to hear kind words, and I appreciate you. Looking forward to working more with you.

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  6. congratulations myne whitman. This is very exciting and encouraging. I have watched you since you started blogging before you even published your first book. Big congrats

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    1. Wow! Thank you, Eniola. I'm smiling widely now :)

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  7. Yaaay....! Way to go, Myne! Good news.

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  8. This is amazing - congratulations, Myne! Beautiful book covers, too.

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  9. Congrats Myne
    See you at the top :)

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  10. Congratulations myne reblogged as requested..

    http://aomosale.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/introducing-naija-stories-line-of-books.html

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  11. Agu nwanyi, knew you were up to something interesting in Naija. Congratulations and best wishes. The covers look very attractive!

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  12. And to think that I was reading a book today - Zahrah the windseeker and was wondering if we have a website that promotes Nigerian Authors cos I feel they are hungry compared to their counterparts in developed world. Thanks for this initiative. Please give them as much exposure as possible so lots of people can write and get their books sold to people like us looking searching for where to buy Nigerian books. Also, I sincerely hope they will stick to Nigerian content and not try to write like others trying to fit into their world

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  13. Thanks Dela and Tessa, much appreciated!

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  14. Hey Myne, sorry i totally blanked out for so long... Life can be such a hassle.
    I may get some free time on my hands soon, so umm, anything i could do? I don't blog anymore these days (my blog hasn't been updated in YEARS, so why pretend...), but your passion is so infectious, ya'know. You still have working with your agent in P.H? If you are, please send me his/her contact number again please.
    Cheers sis!

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    1. Thanks Kay9, I'm not working with the agent anymore. Please email info@naijastories.com

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  16. Big ups Myne.
    Congrats.

    Tamie

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  17. Big Congrats Myne and Akin. Very glad to have meet a unique and lovely couple.
    I dont like to read. Maybe its never late to start. I keep peeping at your books at Amazon.com but never bought. I have lots of new books I havent read. Maybe you can help with tips for adults who want to START reading yet again. Wailing!

    Keep it up dear.

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