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2017-2018 Chatbox by Divepen1(m): 4:26am On Dec 08, 2017
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Hi

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Hantonia(f): 6:46am On Dec 08, 2017
Divepen1:
Welcome to gist zone. Please except from those requested from people, there should be no internal or external link. This initiative was restored by Debbietiyan




Hi
Wow Nyc Initiative Mawin
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski(m): 9:51am On Dec 08, 2017
At last it has landed like a land line... Queenitee,souloho19 and Apollux how una dey?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by WHIZKIDEFE(m): 2:17pm On Dec 09, 2017
meneski:
At last it has landed like a land line... Queenitee,souloho19 and Apollux how una dey?
baddest, i hail o. Dat your story (action thriller) wey dey burst brain, hwfa na. I don wait for update tire o. Abeg i(novice) don start one freestyle story, i go live make you view am and teach me some scopes(for writing n general). Thanks
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski(m): 2:47pm On Dec 09, 2017
WHIZKIDEFE:
baddest, i hail o. Dat your story (action thriller) wey dey burst brain, hwfa na. I don wait for update tire o. Abeg i(novice) don start one freestyle story, i go live make you view am and teach me some scopes(for writing n general). Thanks
...my guy i dey oh,one chairman ironkurtain say him go like write for the story oh, so na the guy we dey wait so oh.
The story self no be only me write oh. We plenty way write am oh.
Any way wetin be you story name na?

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by WHIZKIDEFE(m): 4:40pm On Dec 09, 2017
meneski:
...my guy i dey oh,one chairman ironkurtain say him go like write for the story oh, so na the guy we dey wait so oh.
The story self no be only me write oh. We plenty way write am oh.
Any way wetin be you story name na?
Abeg, mention me wen you resume o, i be your big fan..
My own story title na 'A Day In Somalia (HK)' . I like your vibe bros, e dey give me joy.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by EvaJael(f): 6:14pm On Dec 09, 2017
All of you viewing this thread without opening mouth...diaris God o
Only 6 posts ever since, it's not good na

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Gucciqueen38(f): 8:11pm On Dec 09, 2017
Evajael cheesy mention them tongue
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski(m): 8:59pm On Dec 09, 2017
WHIZKIDEFE:
Abeg, mention me wen you resume o, i be your big fan..
My own story title na 'A Day In Somalia (HK)' . I like your vibe bros, e dey give me joy.
No probs bro.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Ezionye(f): 11:54am On Dec 10, 2017
Divepen1:
Welcome to gist zone. Please except from those requested from people, there should be no internal or external link. This initiative was restored by Debbietiyan




Hi

To be sincere, I don't understand this post undecided

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by cyber5(m): 1:10pm On Dec 10, 2017
meneski baba


supply me
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski(m): 1:13pm On Dec 10, 2017
cyber5:
meneski baba


supply me
At last i don see confirm person... Wishhh one u crave for bro?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by cyber5(m): 9:46pm On Dec 10, 2017
meneski:
At last i don see confirm person... Wishhh one u crave for bro?




i wan high baba
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Missnande(f): 10:35pm On Dec 10, 2017
Cool!
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by ftosino(m): 11:45pm On Dec 10, 2017
what's the group about

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 11:23am On Dec 11, 2017
What's up guys? This came at the right time. I was thinking of starting a whatsapp group for Nairaland writers, but this can serve the same purpose.

So, what I want to ask you guys this morning is this... Why are there no rich fiction writers in Nigeria?

I was just having a conversation with my friend in my house just now... He is into online branding, and we were talking about how Nigeria has such a large population, which supports other forms of art (music, movies, even painters), but authors don't make shitt (pardon my French).

This is sickening, and it needs to change. We put in as much work as other artists, why don't we make even a quarter or a tenth of what they make?

Yes, Nigerians don't really read, but someone like NaijaSingleGirl was able to capture a lot of Nigerians with her humor and controversial subject matters. But since she released her book (29 and single or something like that) two years ago, the book has sold just 800 copies on Okadabooks. I was really disappointed in her sales, judging from her popularity and all the promo she did before the book was released, I was expecting it to have sold at least a couple of thousands of copies.

We have a population of 180 million. And in Lagos alone, there are like 20 million people. What can be done to turn things around so fiction authors make a good living from their works?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by stuff46(m): 12:06pm On Dec 11, 2017
Nigerians find it hard to pay for literature works both online and offline but like reading. The population does not matter at any time to the quantity of literature fiction work that is sold and hence, makes this writers same from day one. Outside Nigerian , writers sell there work as the price is moderate and affordable for the readers and general public.

The low standard of living of the population contributes as books cannot be afforded by people who wish to read them and in the end they are dissuaded from trying to read and some serious ones, wait for free piece.

kayo80
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by stuff46(m): 12:10pm On Dec 11, 2017
To achieve a good audience and improve wealth, mehn serious work needs to be done. Even PDF sales have not been encouraging, so I basically think there is no way out from me now
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 12:30pm On Dec 11, 2017
stuff46:
Nigerians find it hard to pay for literature works both online and offline but like reading. The population does not matter at any time to the quantity of literature fiction work that is sold and hence, makes this writers same from day one. Outside Nigerian , writers sell there work as the price is moderate and affordable for the readers and general public.

The low standard of living of the population contributes as books cannot be afforded by people who wish to read them and in the end they are dissuaded from trying to read and some serious ones, wait for free piece.

kayo80

Very true. Nice breakdown. I'm looking for the best means to get people to start paying for writers books, even if it is as low as 50 Naira per book/story.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 12:31pm On Dec 11, 2017
stuff46:
To achieve a good audience and improve wealth, mehn serious work needs to be done. Even PDF sales have not been encouraging, so I basically think there is no way out from me now

There's always a way... We just have to put our heads together and find it.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by stuff46(m): 12:41pm On Dec 11, 2017
kayo80:


Very true. Nice breakdown. I'm looking for the best means to get people to start paying for writers books, even if it is as low as 50 Naira per book/story.

Dedication is actually the key for any one who likes to read, price should not be a hindrance for a serious mind.

The urgency to make money actually make writers forget this problems and go into production, (Note: I am not dissuading from production) but they need to consider the average means of survival of the population to set their price economically (actually they do) but still need to make provision for lower price.

Another reason for lack of money is publication or advertisement- which is one of the greater factor to consider before and after production. Many writers get dissuaded after few attempts when advertising their work. I spent more time advertising my business than I even spend to do my daily work, and this pays off. Forget how long you have spent or even how much you spend when making advertisement, if there is need they need to pay for adverts (when it calls for).
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by stuff46(m): 12:44pm On Dec 11, 2017
kayo80:


There's always a way... We just have to put our heads together and find it.

Therock5555 has tried to sell the books for lower price, let's hear his opinion on how it went sha. I saw when he was trying to do something like that
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 1:05pm On Dec 11, 2017
stuff46:


Therock5555 has tried to sell the books for lower price, let's hear his opinion on how it went sha. I saw when he was trying to do something like that

What platform was he using to sell his books? Okadabooks? Amazon? Apple iBooks?
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 1:12pm On Dec 11, 2017
stuff46:


Dedication is actually the key for any one who likes to read, price should not be a hindrance for a serious mind.

The urgency to make money actually make writers forget this problems and go into production, (Note: I am not dissuading from production) but they need to consider the average means of survival of the population to set their price economically (actually they do) but still need to make provision for lower price.

Another reason for lack of money is publication or advertisement- which is one of the greater factor to consider before and after production. Many writers get dissuaded after few attempts when advertising their work. I spent more time advertising my business than I even spend to do my daily work, and this pays off. Forget how long you have spent or even how much you spend when making advertisement, if there is need they need to pay for adverts (when it calls for).



OK
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by stuff46(m): 1:18pm On Dec 11, 2017
kayo80:


What platform was he using to sell his books? Okadabooks? Amazon? Apple iBooks?

email delivery or so, I can't recall the medium

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by kayo80(m): 1:27pm On Dec 11, 2017
stuff46:


email delivery or so, I can't recall the medium

OK.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by cbella(f): 4:57pm On Dec 11, 2017
I'm lost
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Gucciqueen38(f): 5:01pm On Dec 11, 2017
cbella:
I'm lost
Why are you lost swtz? cheesy

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by SheWrites(f): 6:40pm On Dec 11, 2017
We are here
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by meneski(m): 6:44pm On Dec 11, 2017
cyber5:




i wan high baba
oya collect this JUMBO weed.
Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Fazemood(m): 8:56pm On Dec 11, 2017
EvaJael:
All of you viewing this thread without opening mouth...diaris God o
Only 6 posts ever since, it's not good na

You funny grin

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Re: 2017-2018 Chatbox by Fazemood(m): 9:01pm On Dec 11, 2017
Can this place come alive?

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