By Dipo Olowookere
A partnership has been entered into between a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, Publiseer; and an Italian ebook aggregator, StreetLib, to ensure more African literature and non-fiction books are published and distributed across different global book platforms.
It was gathered that this partnership was initiated by Marco Croella, the Chief Operating Officer of StreetLib and further overseen by Ose Okojie of Publiseer and Lucia Zitelli of StreetLib.
“I thought there could be a chance to work together,” said Marco Croella. “I’m quite excited to work together,” he continued. “This is our first international partnership and we hope it’s the first of many,” said Chidi Nwaogu. “It’s a pleasure,” Lucia said.
Before this partnership, Publiseer had published and distributed nearly 100 book titles written by Africans to over 400 global and well-established book platforms across 100 countries, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play Books and Apple iBooks.
In this partnership, StreetLib is adding over 70 additional online digital stores to Publiseer’s distribution channels, including Leamos, Perubookstore, Nineva, Artcivix and Nubleer.
It is important to note that both firms, members of the International Publishing Distribution Association, will work closely together to foster Publiseer’s mission, which is to “promote the creativity of the African people to the rest of the world.”
Just recently, Publiseer was nominated for The Top 100 SMEs in Nigeria Award, organized by Union Bank of Nigeria and Connect Nigeria.
Also, the Nigerian publishing company was shortlisted for the African Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria’s (AYEEN) 2018 entrepreneurship program and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) entrepreneurial program.
This comes four months after Publiseer’s acceptance into Accelerate Labs acceleration program, organized by Microsoft Nigeria and The Future Project.
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