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Do Writing Books Immortalise The Author In Nigeria As Well? by jchisom: 11:53pm On Apr 01, 2011
Hi all,
In my experience as an editor and publisher, i discovered that most Nigerians do not yet value putting down their experience on paper and making books. The fact that your books just like your CD and in fact any intellectual property of yours will definitely outlive you and give your generation financial hope as well have not been understood by the average Nigerian, it gives me a BIG concern. What do you guys think?
Re: Do Writing Books Immortalise The Author In Nigeria As Well? by femeritus: 11:52pm On Apr 02, 2011
The Nigerian atmosphere does not encourage publishing. Publishers are VERY greedy. There is hardly any room for budding writers or company-sponsored publishing and with the huge financial outlay in self-publishing, how many Nigerians can afford to self publish their work? The reading culture in Nigerian is dead and with all these factors combined, why should a Nigerian want to write? In the words of Bernard Shaw, "there is absolutely no need for writing if the aim is not to be published".
Re: Do Writing Books Immortalise The Author In Nigeria As Well? by jaymdee(m): 1:42pm On Apr 03, 2011
femeritus:

The Nigerian atmosphere does not encourage publishing. Publishers are VERY greedy. There is hardly any room for budding writers or company-sponsored publishing and with the huge financial outlay in self-publishing, how many Nigerians can afford to self publish their work? The reading culture in Nigerian is dead and with all these factors combined, why should a Nigerian want to write? In the words of Bernard Shaw, "there is absolutely no need for writing if the aim is not to be published".

Well said femeritus.
But I think there is change in Nigeria litt arena. Good arts are easily identified and recognized. Plus we have new publishers that are willing to market new writers.
Re: Do Writing Books Immortalise The Author In Nigeria As Well? by MyneWhite1(f): 10:11pm On Apr 06, 2011
When you write like this, you do not encourage others. There are young people writing daily, check out Naija stories. com

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